Fox Taps Alive & Well’s Henry Hobson For Big-Screen Isaac Asimov Adaptation


Last Updated: October 5, 2011 4:48 pm GMT
(New York--October 5, 2011) Director Henry Hobson of bicoastal Alive & Well continues to attract the attention of Hollywood, expanding his career in commercials as well as the world of features. Hobson has been named by 20th Century Fox to helm its upcoming adaptation of the classic 1954 Isaac Asimov novel, "Caves of Steel".

The assignment marks the second feature Hobson (left) has set up in recent months. His Maggie, based on an original script by John Scott 3 about a teenage girl’s six month metamorphosis into a zombie, is currently in pre-production. Scott will script Caves of Steel for Hobson as well.

Prior to directing, the Royal College of Art-trained Hobson built an impressive track record as one of the industry’s leading graphic artists, title designers and visual effects wizards. His impressive live action work for Resistance 3 has garnered a great deal of attention beyond his groundbreaking titles work, accomplished while at Prologue Pictures. Sherlock Holmes, Rango, Robin Hood and The Help, along with advertising work for top brands like Nike, Vonage, The NFL and Sony, and recently for AMC’s hit television series, The Walking Dead, are amongst his credits. Hobson is fully committed to his career in commercials, as well as his future in features work.

“Commercial directing is my natural home. The ability to innovate and stylishly design short stories with cutting edge creative is my goal in providing the new techniques and exciting visual styles that I’m going to translate to my feature films. Whether it’s the camera tricks I can use in the indie, Maggie, or the blockbuster budget visual effects feature Caves of Steel,” notes Hobson.

Caves of Steel is a murder mystery set a thousand years in the future on an overpopulated earth, where robots are regarded with fear and suspicion. The bleak future setting will present Hobson with a unique opportunity to indulge his visual brilliance in recreating the novel’s dystopian vision for the screen. The film is collaboration with Genre Films’ Simon Kinberg the writer behind X-MEN, Sherlock Holmes and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

About Alive & Well
In their latest incarnation of a production and integrated solutions production company, Stephen Dickstein in partnership with Phillip Detchmendy have joined forces. With a legacy of launching some of the industries best-known talents, Alive & Well is indeed on a successful path. The company has assembled a compelling roster of award-winning talents both in tradition and digital realms, and are providing for a highly responsive contemporary support team.

At the core of this talent collective is a central vision of supporting innovation, accomplishing great executions, and attracting and developing artists.


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