2001: A Space Odyssey was a book by Arthur C. Clarke and a movie by Stanley Kubrick in 1968 (adapted from a short story Clarke wrote in 1948). The sequel 2010: Odyssey Two was made into a movie in 1984. The third book, 2061: Odyssey Three, was published in 1987 and was never adapted for the screen. The final volume of Clarke’s series, 3001: The Final Odyssey, was published in 1997. That book will be adapted onscreen as a mini-series for Syfy, produced by Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker.
"I have always been a fan of Clarke's extraordinary 'Odyssey' series, and certainly Kubrick's adaptation of '2001,'" Scott wrote in a statement. "I am thrilled to be bringing that legacy to audiences and continuing the great cinematic tradition that this story and its creators deserve."