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Paramount has acquired the movie rights to Ray Bradbury's short story collection 'The Martian Chronicles'. A staple of science fiction literature, 'Chronicles' focuses on the attempt to establish colonies on the red planet, the relationship between humans and the indigenous Martians, and an eventual nuclear war. Mega-producer John Davis is attached to the film but they've yet to hire a writer for the project.
There have been several failed attempts to bring the classic novel to the big screen - Universal gained the rights in 1997 and at some point even had Steven Spielberg attached to produce, but the film never got off the ground. However, the book has been adapted into comic book form and a 1980 TV mini-series jointly produced by NBC and the BBC that starred Rock Hudson and Bernadette Peters.