Another one of Ray Bradbury's classic tales is that much closer to making its way to the silver screen. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Fox heavyweight producer John Davis has optioned the film rights to the author's The Martian Chronicles. This won't be the first time that Hollywood gives his 1950 sci-fi short story collection a try as a 1980 miniseries was made for TV starring Rock Hudson.
Plot Concept: The Earthman conquers Mars ... and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. Bradbury's novel is described as a classic work of twentieth-century literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's passage. In connected, chronological stories, a true grandmaster once again enthralls, delights and challenges us with his vision and his heart-starkly and stunningly exposing in brilliant spacelight our strength, our weakness, our folly, and our poignant humanity on a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.