Ray Bradbury’s THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES Headed to the Big Screen?

Martian Chronicles

Sci-fi projects appear to be picking up steam after “Avatar” massive success at the box office. The story of humans fleeing Earth in search of distant planets to colonize, as in “Avatar,” is becoming more and more frequent among projects proposed in Hollywood. The latest involves the Ray Bradbury classic “The Martian Chronicles.”

Fox-based producer John Davis (“Alien vs. Predator” and “I, Robot”) recently optioned the film rights to Bradbury’s 1950 sci-fi novel that depicts humans landing on Mars after a cataclysmic disaster. The story follows the humans as they interact and clash with the native species throughout a series of interlinked adventures.

Bradbury’s collection of short stories has been depicted previously in a television miniseries from 1980 that starred Rock Hudson and Bernadette Peters. However, thanks to the wonders of technology and the success brought about by “Avatar” of animation powered sci-fi films, the sky is the limit for a project based upon Bradbury’s stories.

(Source: LA Times Blog)

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