Ray Bradbury's THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES Coming to the Big Screen

Movieby Joey Paur

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.