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Ray Bradbury Stories Come to Life in 'The Bradbury Chronicles' Miniseries

by Bryan Enk, posted Nov 12th 2009 11:44AM
Variety reports acclaimed fantasy author Ray Bradbury will team up with White Oak Films to produce a six-hour television miniseries, 'The Bradbury Chronicles.' Following in the footsteps of TNT's successful 'Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King,' 'The Bradbury Chronicles' will be small screen adaptations of six of Bradbury's short stories.Variety reports acclaimed fantasy author Ray Bradbury will team up with White Oak Films to produce a six-hour television miniseries, 'The Bradbury Chronicles.' Following in the footsteps of TNT's successful 'Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King,' 'The Bradbury Chronicles' will be small screen adaptations of six of Bradbury's short stories.

Born on August 22, 1920, Ray Bradbury is one of the most popular and acclaimed authors of contemporary science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror (or, as some like to call it, "speculative fiction"). Some of Bradbury's most famous works include 'Fahrenheit 451,' 'Something Wicked This Way Comes,' 'The Illustrated Man' and 'The Martian Chronicles,' all of which have been adapted for film or television. From 1985 to 1992, Bradbury hosted an anthology television series, 'The Ray Bradbury Theater,' for which he adapted 65 of his own works. One of his most recent feature film adaptations was 'The Sound of Thunder,' released by Warner Bros. in 2005. 'The Shawshank Redemption' director Frank Darabont currently has a new adaptation of 'Fahrenheit 451' in development.

The six short stories that will be adapted for 'The Bradbury Chronicles' have not been announced. For all of you Bradbury fans - what would be your choices? 'Kaleidoscope' has had so many "homages" (or rather, "rip-offs") that it's about time it got a legitimate adaptation. 'A Piece of Wood' and 'The Small Assassin' were both recently adapted as short films, so those are probably out. What do you think? 'Dandelion Wine?' 'Fever Dream?' 'Night Meeting?'

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