In 1983 Director Philip Kaufman in a big way filmed the famous novel by Tom Wolfe “the right stuff” and won four Oscars out of eight nominations. Recently it became known that Leonardo DiCaprio decided to turn the book into a television series.
“The right stuff” — the story, set during the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union and, in particular, during the race for space exploration. When States begin to significantly lag behind the Soviets in the space field, the leadership of NASA decides to hire an adrenalin addicted group of test pilots who live in the Mojave desert and risk their lives daily to overcome the speed barrier. So they become participants in the space program “mercury”.
The original title of the novel and first film adaptation of “The Right Stuff” is literally translated as “the Right stuff”, that is “boys are made of the correct test.” Apparently, DiCaprio and his production company Appian Way have considered that in their hands is “the right stuff” to create epic, long-running show.
Appian Way will work to produce the series in conjunction with the National Geographic channel. The creators are planning to put the Roman wolf in the first season, and then to devote each subsequent season the new space missions and new characters.
In the original film starred ed Harris, Dennis Quaid, Sam Shepard and Scott Glenn. Casting for the series has yet to be announced. Release date yet either.