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John Scalzi’s THE GHOST BRIGADES Headed to the SyFy Channel!

Cool News of the Day: SyFy is developing a drama series based on John Scalzi’s novel The Ghost Brigades, one of the books set in the author’s Old Man’s War universe.

Two time Oscar nominee Wolfgang Petersen (Das Boot, In The Line of Fire, Air Force One, The NeverEnding Story) and Scott Stuber (Safe House, Ted) are developing it, with Jake Thornton and Ben Lustig signed on to write the screenplay.

SyFy’s Ghost Brigades follows John Perry, a seventy five year old man who enlists into the Colonial Defense Force to fight a centuries-long war for man’s expansion into the cosmos. Technology allows experiences and consciousness to be transplanted into younger bodies that are outfitted to endure the harsher rigors of war in space. However, soon after John arrives, he finds himself involved with a mysterious woman, and at the same time, at the center of an unraveling conspiracy involving an elite fighting force known as The Ghost Brigades. Oh, and did we mention the BrainPal, a computer that’s located in your brain?

We couldn’t be happier for John Scalzi. We loved the Old Man’s War books and look forward to seeing it on screen.

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3 Comments on John Scalzi’s THE GHOST BRIGADES Headed to the SyFy Channel!

  1. I’ll just have to hope the series makes it to Netflix. I swear the sci fi channel and hbo are my only regrets from giving up cable.

  2. Les Simkin // August 5, 2014 at 9:11 pm //

    The Ghost Brigades is actually not about John Perry, no. It follows the woman he later marries. I think he’s mentioned in the book but is not a character in the story.

    • True. As Scalzi says in his self-Q&A, their calling it THE GHOST BRIGADES (the name of the 2nd book) because it’s a better name than OLD MAN’S WAR, which is what it’s really based on.

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