John Carter of Mars: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ehren Kruger is going to Mars. The scribe, who wrote The Ring and the upcoming The Ring 2, has come aboard to write John Carter of Mars, which is being directed by Kerry Conran for Paramount Pictures.

Based on the first book in Edgar Rice Burroughs' 11-book science-fiction series, "Mars" centers on John Carter, a Civil War officer from Virginia who is transported to Mars and finds himself a captive of the savage green men from Thark. Eventually he rises to become the greatest warrior of all time, marries the beautiful Dejah Thoris, raises a family and embarks on numerous adventures.

The project was previously known as "A Princess of Mars," which was the title of the series' first book. Mark Protosevich wrote the previous draft. Kruger wrote Skeleton Key, which is shooting with Kate Hudson starring, as well as Arlington Road and Scream 3.