Friday, October 03, 2008

AMC Exploring "Red Mars"...

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AMC, noted for "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" is developing a series project with writer/executive producer Jonathan "The Pnisher" Hensleigh based on the sci-fi novel "Red Mars", a 1992 novel by author Kim Stanley Robinson.

The book follows the inhabitants of the first human colony on the planet.

Hensleigh will adapt the novel and executive produce with Michael Jaffe and Howard Braunstein of Jaffe Braunstein Entertainment and Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vicinanza and Eli Kirschner of "Jumper" fame.

"This fits in with our bigger vision of wanting series that feel like cinematic one-hour movies," said Christina Wayne, senior vp original series and miniseries at AMC.

"We're always looking for big genres but to do them in slightly different ways so they feel fresh and new..."