Imagine & Universal Buying Lensman Rights

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SCI FI Wire reports that Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures are negotiating with the estate of legendary SF author E.E. “Doc” Smith for film rights to Smith’s seminal “Lensman” novels, said Al Trestrail, Smith’s grandson and manager of his estate.

The series began in 1934 with “Triplanetary,” a novel serialized in the pages of the magazine “Amazing Stories.” That novel spawned several sequels.

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