“Clan of the Cave Bear”, the Jean M. Auel novel that inspired the 1984 film of the same name, starring Daryl Hannah, is getting a TV redo.
Imagine’s Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo along with Allison Shearmur (”The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”), Auel and writer Linda Woolverton (”Maleficent”) are collaborating on a pilot for Lifetime. The series would launch in 2015.
“I’ve always admired Jean M. Auel’s timeless work,” said Lifetime GM Rob Sharenow in a statement announcing the news Wednesday. “With the visionary creative team of Ron Howard, Linda Woolverton, Brian Grazer, Alli Shearmur, Jean M. Auel and Francie Calfo behind it, this project has it all — epic storytelling, great characters and a unique world that’s never been explored on television before. This is exactly the type of top-tier creative talent and great stories we embrace at Lifetime.”