EXCLUSIVE: Fox has set Cole Haddon (he created NBC’s Dracula) to adapt Small Things, an adaptation of the Daniel H. Wilson novella about nanotechnology gone mad. Hutch Parker is producing. Wilson, who wrote the book Robopocalypse that Steven Spielberg once was hot to direct, wrote Small Things as part of the short-story collection Robot Uprisings. The tale follows a disgraced scientist who is sent to an island that has been overrun by advanced forms of nanotechnology that swirl through the jungle, consuming raw materials. Dan Wilson (no relation to the author) will be exec producer with Russell Hollander and Justin Manask, with Mike Ireland overseeing for Fox.
Haddon, who separately has Dodge And Twist and Leviathan in development at Sony, is repped by WME, Anonymous Content and lawyers Chris Abramson and Patti Felker.