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Apple plans adaption of ‘Dark Matter’ novel for Apple TV+

Apple is teaming with “Venom” producer Matt Tolmach on a series based on Blake Crouch’s bestselling novel Dark Matter, which the author himself will adapt for the streamer and Sony Pictures Television, reports Collider.

Tolmach previously developed Dark Matter as a feature at Sony, though the latest incarnation of the project felt more like a series, the article adds. Crouch will write the script and executive produce with Tolmach and David Manpearl of Matt Tolmach Productions. Sony Television will serve as the studio, though the series would ultimately premiere on Apple TV+ should it be picked up to series, Collider reports.

Here’s how the book is described: Are you happy in your life?’Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he wakes to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before the man he’s never met smiles down at him and says, ‘Welcome back, my friend.’ In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. 

His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined – one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.