Amazon Orders ‘Tales From the Loop’ Based on the Art of Simon Stalenhag

/Film | 7/17/2018 | Chris Evangelista
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Amazon has given a greenlight to Tales From the Loop, a sci-fi series based on the art of Simon Stålenhag. One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go filmmaker Mark Romanek will helm the pilot and will serve as executive producer. Read more about the new series below.

Simon Stålenhag creates gorgeous, memorable works of art. Usually the pieces have a running theme: mundane, even normal landscapes dotted with mind-blowing sci-fi contraptions. Here are a few examples.

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Now, Stålenhag’s art will be created in live-action for Amazon, with the Amazon series Tales From the Loop. Here’s a synopsis for the show:

Based on the acclaimed art of Simon Stålenhag, Tales From the Loop explores the town and people who live above “The Loop,” a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe – making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction. In this fantastical, mysterious town, poignant human tales are told that bare universal emotional experiences while drawing on the intrigue of genre storytelling.

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The prospect of bringing Stålenhag’s art to life is pretty darn exciting. Equally exciting is the fact that Mark Romanek is directing the pilot. Romanek is a fantastic filmmaker who doesn’t work nearly as much as he should. For a while he was attached to helm a prequel of The Shining, but that film failed to get off the ground. The rest of the series will be helmed by executive producer Nathaniel Halpern (Legion).

Stålenhag has a book of art titled Tales From the Loop as well, which will presumably serve as partial inspiration for the series. Here’s the book’s synopsis:

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Simon Stålenhag’s Tales from the Loop is a wildly successful crowd-funded project that takes viewers on a surprising sci-fi journey through various country and city landscapes – from small towns in Sweden and the deserts...
(Excerpt) Read more at: /Film
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