After three years of wallowing in the rumor mill, the LA Times reports that Trent Reznor’s Year Zero TV adaptation is finally making some progress. Inspired by Nine Inch Nails’ ambitious ARG collaboration with 42 Entertainment to promote the 2007 album, the grim sci-fi saga is now being developed as a miniseries by HBO and BBC Worldwide Productions.
If that weren’t enough, Lawrence Bender, who can consider himself Quentin Tarantino’s producer-of-choice, is on board while Carnivale alum Daniel Knauf is penning the script. According to Reznor, “It’s exciting. I probably shouldn’t say too much about it except that I understand that there’s a thousand hurdles before anything shows up in your TV listing. It’s been an interesting and very educational process and it cleared the HBO hurdle a few months ago and now we’re writing drafts back and forth. So it’s very much alive and incubating at the moment.” Let’s just hope the NIN mastermind doesn’t take a cue from his old days and wait five years between new projects. [via TwentyFourBit]