Leonardo Dicaprio to develop new Aldous Huxley series
The author's final novel is set in a utopian society on a tropical island.
Leonardo DiCaprio and his production company Appian Way are to spearhead a TV adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s novel The Island.
Joined by Good Company Films, the Academy-Award winning actor will serve as an executive producer on the project along with Davisson, George DiCaprio and Roee Sharon.
The final novel Huxley published before his death from cancer in 1962, it follows a English journalist named Will who gets shipwrecked on the fictional island of Pala.
There he finds an welcoming independent society with alternative social structures and casual psychedelic use.
It was written as an alternative utopian piece to what is perhaps Huxely’s most famous novel, the dystopian classic A Brave New World.
A distributor has yet to be found and it’s not clear when the series will enter production.
US-only streaming service Peacock recently released an adaptation of Brave New World starring Harry Lloyd and Jessica Brown Findley which is due to hit UK screens sometime later this year.