It's been 30 years since humankind first colonized Mars -- via TV, that is -- and now Paramount is taking the opportunity to travel to the red planet by picking up the movie rights to Ray Bradbury's 'The Martian Chronicles,' one of the classics of intelligent science fiction. According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Davis will produce the adaptation of the book of short stories that Bradbury (now 90) wrote in the late 1940s about humans trying colonize Mars.

'The Martian Chronicles was structured as a series of some 28 interlocking stories divided into three sections dealing with the human colonization of Mars, the takeover of the planet when the Martians die off because of human disease, and the nuclear war on Earth that makes the remaining colonists the new Martians.
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