Paramount has greenlit a movie adaptation of Earthseed, the 1983 young-adult science-fiction novel by Pamela Sargent. The story of Earthseed focuses on a group of teenagers aboard a spaceship, they're the last hope of mankind for a new start. Melissa Rosenberg (behind the Twilight movie franchise) is attached as producer and will also pen the screenplay. There's no official release date yet.
A few words from Melissa Rosenberg about Earthseed:
"Earthseed takes place in a future where humans launch a project called Ship to carry Earth DNA into space to find a new planet on which to settle. During its flight, a group of newly grown teenagers born without traditional parents are provided a simulated Earth environment, Hollow, to test their ability to survive. As some of the kids splinter off, tensions grow between the groups and major revelations ensue as fighting erupts."
Earthseed is actually the first in a trilogy of novels by Pamela Sargent, with Farseed (2007) and Seed Seeker (2010) rounding out the series. So there's hope for a franchise if the Earthseed movie is a success.
Anyway, stay tuned with us more details about the movie Earthseed!