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Fox goes into space again with Martian Chronicles and a Channing Tatum sci-fi love story

06.24.2010

Since Fox found a bit of success with AVATAR, they're anxious to head back into the cosmos with more sci-fi projects.

The LA Times says that Fox-based producer John Davis (I, ROBOT) has secured the rights to author Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles", the 1950 collection of short stories about the colonization of the Red Planet and the colonists' clashes with the native Martians. The material was previously adapted into a 1980 TV miniseries with Rock Hudson.

Meanwhile, Heat Vision says Fox wants to do what the G.I. JOE haters wish they could: launch Channing Tatum off-planet. Tatum is attached to an original sci-fi script called ION, about "a man who travels to different Earths and dimensions in order to find his reincarnated lover." AVATAR is, unsurprisingly, being used as a point of comparison.

ION has another edge: the involvement of Ridley and Tony Scott. Their production company Scott Free is also pushing the project.

Extra Tidbit: Tatum apparently wants director Nicolas Winding Refn (BRONSON, VALHALLA RISING) to make a movie about his days as a stripper.
Source: Heat VisionLA Times

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5:40AM on 06/26/2010
You lost me at Channing Tatum Sci-Fi Love Story.
You lost me at Channing Tatum Sci-Fi Love Story.
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2:32PM on 06/25/2010
I enjoy channing solely for his looks
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I enjoy channing solely for his looks
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2:27PM on 06/25/2010

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has everyones approval despite her bad acting skills, yet channing tatum cant get a break?! lol he is hot too..

oh you males! lol
has everyones approval despite her bad acting skills, yet channing tatum cant get a break?! lol he is hot too..

oh you males! lol
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1:47PM on 06/25/2010
Tatum can't seem to talk. It's all mumbles. I think along with an acting coach he should see a speech therapist. I would be excited for this if there was better casting.
Tatum can't seem to talk. It's all mumbles. I think along with an acting coach he should see a speech therapist. I would be excited for this if there was better casting.
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2:37AM on 06/25/2010
That "ion" plot sounds really neat.

Tatum is ok, with a natural, but quiet charisma, as demonstrated by "A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints" and "Step Up".
That "ion" plot sounds really neat.

Tatum is ok, with a natural, but quiet charisma, as demonstrated by "A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints" and "Step Up".
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12:45AM on 06/25/2010
I'd say Channing Tatum has way more presence and charisma than ... oh shit, I just forgot his name for a moment... Sam Worthington is it?

But James Cameron was a clever man when casting Worthington, he didn't want no actor showboating and pulling attention from his creation.
I'd say Channing Tatum has way more presence and charisma than ... oh shit, I just forgot his name for a moment... Sam Worthington is it?

But James Cameron was a clever man when casting Worthington, he didn't want no actor showboating and pulling attention from his creation.
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11:28PM on 06/24/2010
I'd rather someone did the Red, Green, Blue Mars saga.
I'd rather someone did the Red, Green, Blue Mars saga.
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11:09PM on 06/24/2010
I'm looking forward to a good Martian Chronicles adaptation, just hope this is it.

Channing Tatum hasn't shown much ability of acting lately, but I thought he was pretty good in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.
I'm looking forward to a good Martian Chronicles adaptation, just hope this is it.

Channing Tatum hasn't shown much ability of acting lately, but I thought he was pretty good in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.
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10:46PM on 06/24/2010
Tatum is the new Wahlberg. Zero acting ability and a great career. At least Wahlberg has tried to flex himself.
Tatum is the new Wahlberg. Zero acting ability and a great career. At least Wahlberg has tried to flex himself.
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10:25PM on 06/24/2010
In the late 90's I use to correspond w/ Ray Bradbury via letters. Around 2000? Ray had a stroke and began typing his responses rather than hand written -was sad...I luv this man's body of work over decades. I would hope this time around if this actually happens(?) they will drop some major coin into the project. Last film version I saw of this was...strictly under par and not worthy of Ray's ingenious Science Fiction work.
In the late 90's I use to correspond w/ Ray Bradbury via letters. Around 2000? Ray had a stroke and began typing his responses rather than hand written -was sad...I luv this man's body of work over decades. I would hope this time around if this actually happens(?) they will drop some major coin into the project. Last film version I saw of this was...strictly under par and not worthy of Ray's ingenious Science Fiction work.
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10:18PM on 06/24/2010
I haven't seen anything with Tatum in it that I've enjoyed.
I haven't seen anything with Tatum in it that I've enjoyed.
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10:17PM on 06/24/2010
I haven't seen anything with Tatum in it that I've enjoyed.
I haven't seen anything with Tatum in it that I've enjoyed.
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