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Gaea: Beyond The Son Movie Slated For Production

Didi and Phil Gilson contacted me to let me know about a new science fiction feature film Gaea: Beyond the Son. The Gilsons have already published a novel of the same story (written as P. D. Gilson). The movie is being produced by Greentrees films who hope to begin production in 2009.

Gaea: Beyond The Son is about a father who is separated from his son through war, over 30 yeasr and across two solar systems. Set in 2049-79 the film touches on the themes of family, space colonizatoin and the consequences of climate change. Dwindling natural resources and the threat of nuclear war are backdrops.

Gaea: Beyond the Son has been under development for the past three years and is intended to be the first installment of a trilogy.

In addition to the already published book and the upcoming movie, The Gae Universe will also embrace video games. At the 2008 Leipzig Game Convention it was announced that Carrier Command: Gaea Mission is under development for PC and the Next Gen consoles, with a scheduled spring 2010 release. Carrier Command: Gaea Mission will be set in the Gaea Universe with a scenario written by the Gilsons and drawn from Gaea: Sonrise, the second book in the series (which is due for publication in 2009).

Now I have to admit that I’m not familiar with Gaea: Beyond The Son, so I can’t comment on the quality of the story. I’d be very interested to hear from anyone who has read it though. You’ve got to be impressed by the scale of this endeavor though. Books, video games and a movie all tied into the same universe.

Eoghann Irving is amongst other things the creator and Editor of Solar Flare. He has a life long interest in all forms of science fiction and fantasy and a pressing need to share this interest with anyone who will listen. Find out more at his personal website

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