20th Century Fox based producer John Davis has optioned the rights to Ray Bradbury's classic collection of sci-fi story's called The Martian Chronicles, which follows Mans attempts to explore and settle Mars.
Davis has been the producer of a great deal of movies such films as Alien Vs. Predator, I, Robot, and a bunch of other films that I'm not too impressed with. Hopefully he puts together a talented team of people to make this film adaptation worth watching. Back in the 80's the book was turned into a TV miniseries that starred Rock Hudson and Bernadette Peters. I never saw the series, but I've read the book, and it has the potential to be a great sci-fi film! I really hope this is done right.
Here's a little more detailed description of the book.
The Martian Chronicles is a 1950 science fiction short story collection by Ray Bradbury that chronicles the colonization of Mars by humans fleeing from a troubled and eventually atomically devastated Earth, and the conflict between aboriginal Martians and the new colonists. The book lies somewhere between a short story collection and an episodic novel, containing stories Bradbury originally published in the late 1940s in science fiction magazines. For publication, the stories were loosely woven together with a series of short, interstitial vignettes.
If you're a sci-fi fan and have read this book yet, I suggest you pick yourself up a copy. There's no need to wait around for the movie.