“Three-Body Problem”: Director for the Netflix mega project has been determined

“Three-Body Problem”
The director for the Netflix mega project has been determined

Derek Tsang becomes the director of “Three-Body Problem”.

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Derek Tsang will direct “Three-Body Problem”. The “Game of Thrones” stars David Benioff and DB Weiss are responsible for the series.

Derek Tsang (41) is the director of the Netflix project “Three-Body Problem”. This is reported, among other things, by the US industry portal “Variety”. Showrunners of the series are the “Game of Thrones” stars David Benioff (50) and DB Weiss (50). You are developing the TV show together with Alexander Woo. The series is based on the trilogy by the Chinese author Liu Cixin (58). It tells what happens when humanity discovers that it is not alone in the universe.

Tsang’s film Better Days was nominated for Best International Film at the 2021 Academy Awards after winning eight Hong Kong Film Awards.

Obama is a fan

Last September it was announced that Benioff and Weiss would implement “The Three-Body Problem” for Netflix. In Germany, the first part of the “Trisolaris” trilogy was published under the title “The Three Suns”, “The Dark Forest” and “Beyond Time” are the titles of the sequels. The Chinese author Liu Cixin received numerous international awards for it. Around eight million copies of the trilogy are said to have been sold worldwide, and translations are available in more than 20 languages. The fans also include “Game of Thrones” creator George RR Martin (72) and former US President Barack Obama (60), who described the books as “irrepressibly inventive” and “really interesting”.

Weiss and Benioff have prominent colleagues in the implementation of their new project, and not only Liu Cixin himself should support them as a consultant: Among other things, “Star Wars 8” director Rian Johnson (47) is there as a producer and with Plan B also the production company by Brad Pitt (57).

“Liu Cixin’s trilogy is the most ambitious science fiction series that we have ever read,” rave Benioff and Weiss about their task. The story, which tells of the first contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, takes the reader on an adventure that begins in the 1960s and continues to the end of time, from life on our tiny blue planet to the furthest corners of the universe “.