John Carpenter, director of the upcoming SF thriller film Ghosts of Mars, told SCI FI Wire that he derived the idea for the Red Planet’s possessed human savages from primitive Earth cultures. “Science fiction is a mirror,” Carpenter said in an interview. “So anything in the future’s got to resonate with us here. We looked at kind of ancient war cultures–tribes going way back to the Celts, the Vikings and all those guys.”
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Wing Commander director and video-game creator Chris Roberts has opened his own production company, Point of No Return, in Los Angeles, and will develop Earthfall, an SF movie set on Mars, Variety reported. Point of No Return aims to produce 12 films over five years, as well as TV series and interactive projects, the trade paper reported.