According to The Hollywood Reporter, the book "Evolution's Captain: The Dark Fate of the Man Who Sailed Charles Darwin Around the World," written by Peter Nichols, is to be made into a movie.
Revolving around the relationship of Robert FitzRoy, the captain of the HMS Beagle, and Charles Darwin, the ship's young naturalist, Evolution's Captain will trace the two men's 30-year relationship and their ongoing debate over the theory of evolution.
While my screenplay focuses almost exclusively on the men's five-year journey aboard the Beagle, this adaptation sounds almost exactly like what I've been pouring all my creative energy into.
I suppose in some ways it's validation for my assertions that the story of Darwin's life and voyage on the Beagle is inherently dramatic.
And it's not as if Hollywood hasn't made two versions of similar stories before. Just within the last year, two Truman Capote movies hit the silver screen. Some years back, two Wyatt Earp films were released almost simultaneously.