New Line to adopt The Martian Child

By Editors

Originally published on October 18 2002 12:00 AM ET

Variety reports that New Line Cinema has made a preemptive purchase of The Martian Child, the recent book by openly gay science-fiction writer David Gerrold (who wrote the landmark Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles"). Out screenwriters Jonathan Tolins and Seth Bass (Twilight of the Golds) will adapt the story of a single man who adopts a 6-year-old boy, only to have the fatherhood experience go somewhat awry when the man begins to believe the child's claim that he is a Martian.