Translated into 52 languages, the bespectacled writer and philosopher predicted the internet, 3D printing, digitalised photographs and was once denounced to the FBI for being a Communist conspiracy group codenamed L.E.M. that was out to infiltrate the world of American science fiction.
Often described as a prophet and visionary, world-renowned Sci-Fi writer and futurologist Stanisław Lem is the world’s most often translated Polish writer, whose book Solaris was perhaps his internationally best known work, twice made into a film, most recently directed by Steven Soderbergh with George Clooney in the starring role. His recognition is such that it was recently announced that European Space Agency astronauts travelling on Elon Musk’s SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will honour Lem in space as part of their six-month mission.
Kot’s new film will explore life and crime in a world where anybody who dies an un-natural death has the right to be brought back to life.
Thirteen years after his death, Stanisław Lem is one of the most successful Science Fiction authors in history, with his books being translated into over 40 languages and more than 45 million copies worldwide.
The new series based on the 2015 book The Old Axolotl by Jacek Dukaj was written and created by Jason George, who is known for “Narcos” and “Scandal”, with Tomasz Baginski from The Witcher as executive producer.
Hailed as being a ‘flagship cultural institution’, Planet Lem, as it’s called, has been designed by the award-winning team behind Warsaw’s Hala Koszyki food hall and the Pixel building in Poznań.