John Birmingham’s “Axis Of Time” Trilogy Developed For The Small Screen By “Occupation” Filmmaker Luke Sparke
“Occupation Rainfall” writer-director Luke Sparke is developing a new television series based on best-selling author John Birmingham’s “Axis Of Time” trilogy.
Currently titled “Weapons Of Choice”, after the first book in the Birmingham Trilogy, the series will explore the profound effects of time, war and the human condition.
The original trilogy is set during World War II and revolves around a technologically advanced 2021 Naval Task Force that is accidentally sent back in time – arriving in the midst of a U.S.-led multinational armada in 1942.
“I am delighted to see Luke and his team transform this favorite and much-loved story into something new and insanely exciting,” said Birmingham, who is also the author of the classic novel “He Died With a Felafel in His Heart.” hand”.
“His ‘Occupation‘ films are a lot of fun, and his plans to bring ‘Weapons Of Choice’ to the screen promise even more.
“More fun, more action, more mind-blowing concepts and adventures. I’ve always had a movie from this series spinning around somewhere in my head and reading its script, seeing the artwork. , it was like he suddenly exploded all around me. “
The Pilot is a collaboration between Sparke (who will act as executive producer and showrunner) and co-writer Jay Thames. Carly Imrie and Carmel Imrie will produce, alongside Alan Glazier of Trimax Media (“The Bank Job”, “Get Smart”) and Zachary Garred (“Occupation Rainfall”).
“When I read John’s ‘Weapons Of Choice’ when it was released in 2004, I knew right away it would make an amazing TV series,” Luke said.
“This book and the trilogy that followed became my“ Catcher In The Rye. ”When I contacted John with my ideas, I set to work to develop the first season.
“Five years later, we have an extremely relevant and timely series with everything that is going on in the world.” There has never been a better time to look back at our story and see how far we have come, without talk about throwing our current culture back 80 years and seeing the two worlds collide.
“This series is very dear to my heart and will be developed for the screen with a lot of love.”
Sparke is currently attracting interest from several networks, streamers and sales agents.