Writing the Red Planet: Ted Tally Talks M2M

Ted Tally has earned a reputation in Hollywood for developing strong characters within genre conventions. He won an Oscar in 1992 for his adapted screenplay of The Silence of the Lambs. Most recently, he was brought on to rewrite the script to Mission to Mars in an effort to enrich the characters, saving the film from becoming yet another piece of sci-fi twaddle “about hardware and science.”