MORE Ridley Scott: Netflix Gets 'Hello America' Adaptation With Scott Producing

Yes, this is the second Ridley Scott news we've written about today, and chances are there will be even more before the end of the week.  This news comes to us from the offices of Deadline, reporting yet another project in the Scott Free house.

1981 sci-fi novel by JG Ballard "Hello America" film rights have gone to Netflix, and Ridley Scott, Kevin Walsh and Michael Pruss will produce the film for the media giant. Ballard's original novel takes place a century after America's financial collapse and abandonment by its people, when a group of pioneers return to the ruins of the "New World" on a voyage of rediscovery. The journey through a ravaged wasteland brings hazards at every turn to the crew, culminating in a showdown with a charismatic leader who plans to unleash his nuclear arsenal against anyone who threatens his power perch.

This is actually the 2nd Netflix deal for Ridley and Scott Free, after closing a deal for the Andrew Dominik-directed War Party film that will star Tom Hardy.

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