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Deadline is reporting that sci-fi film legend Ridley Scott will be co-producing a mini-series for AMC that will be based on the life of ‘occult rocketeer’, Jack Parsons:

Based on George Pendle’s book Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life Of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside, the drama tells the story of Jack Parsons, a brilliant rocket scientist and co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. While a pioneer in research that had only recently been dreamed up in science fiction, his bright future gave way to ruin as Parsons headed down another, darker path into the occult community of mid-century Los Angeles.

Personally, I’m amazed that it’s taken this long for someone to adapt Parson’s fantastical life story into a movie or mini-series (for those unacquainted with Jack Parsons, be sure to read through ‘The Tragic Tale of the Rocket Maker‘ here on TDG for a fine introduction to his story).

(via Boing Boing)