‘Arrival’ Screenwriter Eric Heisserer Adapting Another Ted Chiang Story For AMC

Eric Heisserer Arrival Ted Chiang This year’s Academy Awards had a slew of remarkable films nominated for Best Picture. One of the standout films was Denis Villeneuve’s hypnotic sci-fi drama, Arrival. The film is based on the Ted Chiang novella, Story of Your Life with the screenplay written by Eric Heisserer.

Heisserer was nominated for his remarkable screenplay at this year’s Academy Awards, losing to screenwriters Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney for Moonlight – the eventual Best Picture winner.

Although much of the deserved praise for Arrival has been credited to Villeneuve, Heisserer’s screenplay is a marvel in and of itself. The way the structure of the story is written is something that speaks to both the intellectual and emotional cores of the audience.

For those longing to see what new projects Heisserer has coming up, it looks like he will once again be returning to the works of Chiang. During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Heisserer announced that he is trying to adapt the story as a series with AMC.

The Chiang story in question would be Liking What You See: A Documentary. Heisserer commented that AMC has not granted the project a series order, so it is unknown whether or not the series will be brought to the screen.

Would you like to see Heisserer have this adaptation be his next project? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for news and announcements from Comic-Con.

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New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018

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Comic Book TVThe current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.

FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.

To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.

Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.

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Noah Villaverde

Noah Villaverde

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