The good news: the L.A. Times's 24 Frames blog reports that the film rights to Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles have been optioned.

The bad news: they've been optioned by John Davis, the producer of such scifi mis-steps as I, Robot, Alien Vs. Predator and Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem.

Now don't panic. I mean, panic a little but don't go into hysterics. Breathe through your mouth.

Let's talk our way through this thing. First of all, ignore the fact that Davis produced the AVP movies. This movie has sturdy source material, stuff that goes beyond a Super Nintendo video game. In that sense, it'll probably be closer to I, Robot, which as an adaptation failed miserably but as an action movie "suggested by" Isaac Asimov's short stories was...watchable? How else to describe that movie? It was bearable. No? Ok, I won't press that point. The point is: The Martian Chronicles is a complex story of interweaving vignettes. And it's being remade by one of the producers of Marmaduke. Huff puff, ok, lets move on to the second point.

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