Fox Adapting ‘The Beach’ for TV, Sadly No Leonardo DiCaprio
While it’s true that most words in the English language can be qualified with “sadly no Leonardo DiCaprio,” at least his classic works will live on. That’s definitely true for ‘The Beach.’
In addition to their current development slate, FOX has opted to move forward developing ‘The Beach,’ adapted from both the 1996 Alex Garland novel and the 2000 Danny Boyle/Leonardo DiCaprio film of the same name. But who’s been brought on board to write, and what story will the series tell?
Deadline reported on the FOX announcement that the network purchased the rights to begin developing a new TV series based on writer Alex Garland’s 1996 novel ‘The Beach.’ Written by ‘The Secret Circle’ writer Andrew Miller, ‘The Beach’ follows “a group of young people feeling disconnected and disenchanted from society who try to start over in paradise but discover that while creating the perfect world is hard, protecting it is even harder.”
‘The Beach’ was also adapted into a 2000 film starring DiCaprio, and directed by ‘127 Hours’ helmer Danny Boyle. FOX’s sister studio 20th Century Fox TV is producing the TV series project.
What say you? Do you think ‘The Beach’ could be the next great FOX drama, or just kick around the sand? Give us your thoughts on the series in the comments below!