Red Mars trilogy TV project update: J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5) selected as writer

J. Michael Straczynski, creator and chief writer of the Babylon 5 series, has been chosen to write the scripts for the Spike TV serialization of Kim Stanley Robinson‘s famous Mars trilogy books : ‘Babylon 5′ Creator J. Michael Straczynski To Write Spike TV Project ‘Red Mars’ – Deadline.

The books lay out a  scenario for Mars settlement in a realistic, hard sci-fi approach. The primary plot conflict is the battle between those who want to terraform Mars into a place safe for humans to live without protective gear and those who want Mars to remain unchanged.