Saturday, June 18, 2011

Martian Chronicles Movie

I've followed the movie business for long enough to know not to get excited when a book is optioned by a major producer or studio. Hollywood especially is prone to put movies through countless stages of development - development hell, they call it - before finally abandoning all plans. Somewhere, just outside Burbank I suspect, is an elephant's graveyard of script page discards where lie the abandoned hopes and dreams of numberless screenwriters.

So I will not be getting excited by the interview at - although it is with the quite successful producer John Davis, who is planning to make The Martian Chronicles into a movie. It seems he has met Ray Bradbury (that's good news), although he seems to think 90-year-old Ray is 94. Read the interview here.

If you're looking for a good adaptation of the Chronicles, don't forget that Colonial's audio adaptation is now on release!

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