Michael Caton-Jones (THE JACKAL) has signed on to helm a sequel to THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH miniseries, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ken Follett's PILLARS follow-up, WORLD WITHOUT END, was on the New York Times bestseller list for 30 weeks. The story continued the adventures of a foursome of 14th Century travelers navigating the Hundred Years War and the Black Death.
PILLARS was adapted into an eight-part series that aired on Starz. It was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free, Germany's Tandem Communications and Canada's Take 5 are again producing. Starz co-developed the sequel, but have not signed on to air it yet.