by: Maggie Loyal
Jonathan Nolan is developing FOUNDATION for HBO. The sci-fi series is based on Isaac Asimov’s Foundation trilogy (which later became a set of seven novels) and follows the mathematician Hari Seldon. Seldon has spent his life developing a branch of mathematics known as psychohistory, a concept of mathematical sociology, and he foresees the imminent fall of the Galactic Empire and a dark age lasting 30,000 years before a second great empire arises. Seldon brings together a foundation of talented artisans and engineers to become the foundation for a new galactic empire. Nolan, who has an overall deal with Warner Bros. TV is producing with HBO and WBTV.
Nolan is coming hot off of the just-released sci-fi hit Interstellar, which he wrote with Christopher Nolan. The film has already grossed 130 million worldwide. He is currently in production on the sci-fi/western Westworld, which follows two guests at a high-tech amusement park who go on a wild west adventure. When the park’s central computer breaks down, the robots who populate the theme park start to run amok and the two guests find themselves stalked by a robot gunslinger.
Nolan is repped by WME.