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De Luca to Create Darwin’s Children Miniseries

Hot on the heels of cementing development deals with Ridley Scott and Frank Darabont, Sci Fi Channel partners with former head of development for New Line and DreamWorks Michael De Luca (MAGNOLIA, RUSH HOUR, BLADE) on his first-ever television project. An original miniseries event, DARWIN'S CHILDREN explores what happens when the next step of human evolution becomes a threat to our very existence. The project is based on the best-selling Greg Bear novels, DARWIN'S RADIO and DARWIN'S CHILDREN.

The channel also recently announced development deals with Ridley Scott (THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN), Frank Darabont (THE THING), Bryan Singer and Dean Devlin (THE TRIANGLE), Steven Spielberg (NINE LIVES), Martin Scorsese (THE TWELVE) and Gale Anne Hurd (RED MARS).

Ralph Vicinanza and Vince Gerardis (RIVERWORLD, RED MARS) will exec produce. Howard Braunstein and Michael Jaffe (NBC's 10.5) will finance and also exec produce through their company Jaffe/Braunstein Films.

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