The Illustrated Man

Another Bradbury work that is planned for a 2010 release (the year the author will celebrate his 90th birthday) is this project from the "Watchmen" duo of director Zack Snyder (who also directed "300") and screenwriter Alex Tse. "The Illustrated Man" was a 1951 book of 18 short stories (including one, "Rocket Man," that inspired the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB002595" title="Elton John" href="/topic/entertainment/music/elton-john-PECLB002595.topic">Elton John</a> hit) that were linked by a bizarre framing device -- a bum who is covered into tattoos from the future that move and represent the characters in the tales. It was made into a 1969 film starring <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003770" title="Rod Steiger" href="/topic/entertainment/rod-steiger-PECLB003770.topic">Rod Steiger</a> but it's not clear what direction Snyder is taking the property.
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Another Bradbury work that is planned for a 2010 release (the year the author will celebrate his 90th birthday) is this project from the "Watchmen" duo of director Zack Snyder (who also directed "300") and screenwriter Alex Tse. "The Illustrated Man" was a 1951 book of 18 short stories (including one, "Rocket Man," that inspired the Elton John hit) that were linked by a bizarre framing device -- a bum who is covered into tattoos from the future that move and represent the characters in the tales. It was made into a 1969 film starring Rod Steiger but it's not clear what direction Snyder is taking the property.

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