Paramount Studios has landed the rights to adapt Ray Bradbury’s classic science fiction short story collection, The Martian Chronicles, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
This won’t be the first time that The Martian Chronicles has been the source of an adaptation. In 1980 it was the subject of a TV miniseries that starred Rock Hudson and was shown on NBC and the BBC. In 1997, Steven Spielberg tried to adapt it into a feature film but the project never got off the ground.
Bradbury’s original novel is a series of interconnected short stories that focuses on humanity’s attempts to colonize Mars and the Martian resistance towards an intruding human race. With no writer or director attached to the property yet, it will be a long time before The Martian Chronicles lands in theaters, but it will be interesting to see how the filmmakers adapt the format of the novel for the big screen.
[via Hollywood Reporter]