The Pillars of the Earth
, Ken Follett's epic novel, is coming to television, with production headed up by Ridley and Tony Scott's shingle.
The best-seller tells of the birth of Gothic architecture and the building of a cathedral in 12th-century Kingsbridge, England, a fictional town where war and religious struggles are the daily norm. Published in 1989,
has sold nearly 15 million copies worldwide and recently zoomed to the top of the
New York Times
Paperback Trade Fiction list. (
The Scotts (with Tandem Communications) this past fall brought to TNT the miniseries
, based on Robert Littell's page-turner about the CIA. -