Legendary has big screen plans for popular self help book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
Legendary Entertainment has found some unusual source material in John Grey’s famous relationship self help guidebook, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. According to a story today at Variety, the studio acquired the big screen rights and has plans to make not just one, but two different Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus movies. It seems that the tome is so popular in China that it will be transformed into films designed for both Eastern and Western audiences.
First published in 1992, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is described on John Grey’s official site as follows:
Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus is the essential tool for couples who want to develop more satisfying relationships with their partners. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to communicate better by understanding and respecting the differences between them.
When it comes to relationships, most would agree that it’s a constant battle of the sexes. Pretending that men and women are from different planets can help us to deal with the opposite sex in a loving and accepting way, leading to better relationships.
Throughout Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus, John shows how to diminish frustration and disappointment in relationships, and instead create intimacy and relate lovingly to the opposite sex, through a better understanding and accepting the differences between men and women.
John explains what it takes to have a successful relationship. He provides different scenarios from both the woman’s and the man’s point of view and offers advice on how to counteract differences in communication styles, emotional needs, and behavior patterns.
John realizes that “not only do men and women communicate differently, but they think, feel, perceive, react, respond, love, need, and appreciate differently.” So, instead of discussing “why” men and women are different, he focuses on what those differences are and explains the ways men and women react to stress, what motivates them, and their emotional cycles and needs.
Gray will serve as a producer on the Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus movies, which is currently seeking a screenwriter. Check back for updates as they become available.