Brian De Palma Directs `Mission to Mars'' Movie
"De Palma ready for 'Mars' trip"
: After a month of negotiations, Brian De Palma has finally
: inked his deal to direct ``Mission to Mars'' for which
: is set to star Gary Sinise and Don Cheadle.
: The futuristic sci-fie drama is set up at Disney's Hollywood
: Pictures, and is scheduled to start shooting in June.
: Though Gore Verbinski had been attached to direct, producer
: Tom Jacobson said De Palma was the perfect candidate for the
: job because he has an overwhelming passion for the study of Mars.
: Pic will be De Palma's first sci-fi effort. He has directed
: such films as ``Carrie,'' ``The Untouchables,'' ``Bonfire of
: the Vanities,'' ``Mission: Impossible'' and ``Snake Eyes.''
Sounds like a likely candidate for a Mars Society
Mark Reiff <markreiff@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
"I think we are all trying too hard to push space
versus finding the pulls that attract people and their money."
"The heavens reward great deeds, not excuses."