J.G. Ballard’s Sci-Fi Classic The Drowned World Heads to the Screen


A feature film adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s The Drowned World is on the way. Deadline reports that Warner Bros. and Heyday films have picked up the rights to the 1962 sci-fi classic.

Set in the year 2145, The Drowned World offers a dystopic vision of the future wherein climate change has flooded much of the Earth and left the entire planet a vast tropical climate. The story follows a biologist, Dr. Robert Kerans, who is investigating the extreme ramifications the new environment is having on evolution in both flora and fauna.

David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford are attached to produce The Drowned World.