Fox making Martian Chronicles film with I, Robot producer. Um...

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

The good news is, Ray Bradbury's groundbreaking The Martian Chronicles is being made into a big-budget Hollywood movie. The bad news is, Ray Bradbury's groundbreaking The Martian Chronicles is being made into a big-budget Hollywood movie.

It may or may not get worse, depending on your opinion of the recent blockbuster version of I, Robot. If you like it, rejoice, because according to the L.A. Times:

Sources say that John Davis, the Fox-based producer behind such science-fiction hits as "Alien vs. Predator" and "I, Robot," has optioned film rights to the Ray Bradbury classic, in which humans land on Mars after a cataclysmic disaster and interact/clash with the natives in a series of interlinked adventures.

Bradbury's 1950 short-story collection has made it to the screen before, in a 1980 television miniseries that starred Rock Hudson and Bernadette Peters. But 30 years later, there's plenty more that technology (and 3-D?) could bring to the tales.

If nothing else, we're hoping that "3-D" bit was just the L.A. Times speculating. That would leave us some small hope.