Gordon R. Dickson’s Childe Cycle series has been something I’ve wanted to read but for one reason or another, I’ve never picked up. I hear it’s pretty good and now MDR Entertainment has a live-action adaptation of the first book, Dorsai! in the works. From the presser:
The story, 300 years in the making – takes a young boy (Donal Graeme) on an incredible journey, by winning the love of a captivating woman bound to a brilliant and charming dictator, a young officer defeats the dictator and fulfills his destiny to become the greatest General in the universe. The officer’s crucible unlocks powers in him directly leading to him being the next step in human evolution.
That’s some honest to goodness SF right there and it certainly looks to have a well put together universe for the story to take place in. If they can translate Dickson’s work to television is another matter. If you’re interested, there is an official website, Dorsai.TV and Facbook page available for you to peruse. A quick look at the Facebook page shows some nice concept art and a pitch reel for the show. Check it out.
For those of you who have read the books, what do you think?