David Eick is writing a pilot script for a TV version of Children of Men.
The story originated with P.D. James's science-fiction novel and was adapted for film in 2006 with Clive Owen in the lead role.
Eick, who steered the Battlestar Galactia and Bionic Woman remakes, is looking to make the proposed series a faithful adaptation of the book.
"It's really taking root more in the origins of the novels in that it will focus on the cultural movement in which young people become the society's utter focus," he explained to Sci Fi Wire.
"Much like our culture, whenever Lindsay Lohan does something [and] it becomes the headline of every news show, it's about how, when you don't have a responsibility to the next generation and you're free to do whatever you want, where do you draw the line?"
Eick added that the pilot would differ from the film and explore ideas of social responsibility and freedom.
"It's a very compelling, human question that science-fiction has always explored extremely provocatively," he said. "It's not really a war show like the movie was. It's more an exploration of that issue."