Brian Grazer and Ron Howard working on space series with Elon Musk

Brian Grazer working on Elon Musk mini-series
Brian Grazer working on Elon Musk mini-series

Hollywood producers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are working on a eight hour mini-series about Elon Musk's space ambitions.

"I'm obsessed with him, because he succeeded at three different things that were so different than one another," said Grazer. "He has such a unique brain and the brain of the future."

Musk is the visionary behind the Tesla (TSLA) electric car, SpaceX and PayPal.

One of Musk's biggest ambitions: To colonize Mars. That makes the venture a natural fit for Grazer and Howard, who produced the Oscar-winning movie Apollo 13, based on one of America's space missions to land on the moon.

When will it appear and where? Grazer declined to give more details.

Grazer and Howard also teamed up on a TV mini series called "From the Earth to the Moon" for HBO. The episodes focused on NASA's Apollo program, which resulted in 11 spaceflights, between 1969 and 1972, and a total of 12 astronauts walking on the moon, according to NASA's website.

Musk in January spoke about colonizing Mars in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, according to SpaceX's website. He said details of his Mars Colonial Transporter would be unveiled by the end of the year.

In addition, SpaceX, and Boeing will soon be transporting astronauts to the international space station, replacing the government's shuttle program. That operation was grounded in 2011. The government awarded contracts to the two companies last year, Musk told CNNMoney.

Grazer has a new book out, "A Curious Mind," in which he writes about what's he's learned from a series of conversations he's had with "everyone and anyone" from the doctor who developed the vaccine for Polio to Princess Diana - and yes, Elon Musk, which Grazer confirmed to us after this story was published.

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