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The Martian Chronicles Of Narnia Is Coming!

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After Battle: Los Angeles, maybe it's not such a bad idea for Hollywood to take us to another planet…

Sources are saying that Paramount has picked up the rights to Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, which is a classic short story collection from the 1940s about humans attempting to start colonies on Mars.

The film is being is produced by Predators/I, Robot producer John Davis, and the stories will deal with the following:

- Humans attempting to settle Mars and Martians attempting to fight against them

- Human colonization of Mars, followed by a nuclear war that causes most humans to leave the planet and go back to Earth

- Humans becoming the "new Martians"

Previously, The Martian Chronicles was adapted as a mini-series in 1980 by NBC/The BBC.

Paramount hasn't found a writer for the film yet, so hopefully they'll find someone who can do justice to the original short story collection AND the mini-series.

Maybe they should just have James Cameron write this. The subject matter is pret-ty similar to Avatar…or perhaps we should say that Avatar's subject matter is similar to this…

Are U excited for this new adaptation of The Martian Chronicles? Who would U like to see sign on to write and/or direct???

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3 comments to “The Martian Chronicles Of Narnia Is Coming!”



  1. 1

    I love Ray Bradbury! The Illustrated Man is an incredible collection of his short stories. I have yet to read the Martian Chronicles but know that it is similar. If done right, I'd definitely be interested in this :) Unfortunately, I've seen some great books destroyed on film (don't even get me started on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs….damn you, Sony).



  2. 2

    I read the book and watched the mini-series. Good luck to the producers of this film, it's going to be tough. Not sure how they plan to tackle it, since it's a collection of short stories?



  3. 3

    I agree that James Cameron would be one of the best choices to adapt "The Martian Chronicles" to the big screen. It's a scifi classic and I'd hate to see what others would do. Hollywood hasn't done such a good job on the other remakes such as "War of the Worlds" and "The Day the Earth Stool Still." I'm still grinding my teeth over them.