NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The NeverEnding Story director Wolfgang Petersen and Ted producer Scott Stuber are developing a television series based on John Scalzi's Old Man's War book series, Syfy announced.
Jake Thornton and Ben Lustig are penning the pilot for the science-fiction drama Ghost Brigades.
Like the books, the series will follow John Perry, "who at 75, enlists into the Colonial Defense Force to fight a centuries-long war for man's expansion into the cosmos," a synopsis said.
"Technology allows experiences and consciousness to be transplanted into younger bodies that are outfitted to endure the harsher rigors of war in space. However, soon after John arrives, he finds himself involved with a mysterious woman, and at the same time, at the center of an unraveling conspiracy involving an elite fighting force known as The Ghost Brigades."
No casting or premiere date have been announced.