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John Krasinski to Direct "Life on Mars" – Variety

Paramount Pictures has in negotiations won the rights to specially "Life on Mars" with John Krasinski and Platinum Dunes on board to produce.

Krasinski and Platinum Dunes recently collaborated on the smash hit "A Quiet Place" and the two have been looking for another project to collaborate after the film's success. Krasinski is currently not attached to star or directly yet.

"The Office" star is not expected star in "Life on Mars". Krasinski stars together with his wife Emily Blunt in "A Quiet Place" about a family forced to live in silence to hide from creatures who chase of sound. "A Quiet Place" was his studio-based debut after two independent films and a handful of episodes of "The Office." Last weekend, "A Quiet Place" blew past expectations with an opening of $ 50 million.

Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will produce through Platinum Dunes.

The project is based on a brief history by the graphic author Cecil Castellucci, "We've Ever Stayed on Mars", centering on a woman who is among a handful of descendants of a martian colony long abandoned by the earth after a disaster. One day, the woman finds that she can breathe the air on Mars, upside down her world and her fellow colonists.

Krasinski and Platinum Dunes are played by WME.

The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter. 1

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