Bradbury eyes miniseries to showcase short stories

Author Ray Bradbury poses during Disneyland's 50th anniversary party at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California May 4, 2005. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sci-fi legend Ray Bradbury is preparing to shop a six-hour miniseries to television networks that will feature a half-dozen of his classic short stories, each directed by a different person.

Bradbury, 89, is the author of “Fahrenheit 451” and “Something Wicked This Way Comes.”

The miniseries directors will get to select their favorite titles for the project, is part of a new production agreement with newly formed company White Oak Films.

White Oak partner John Dayton has a long association with Bradbury and will executive produce the project with the author.

“My partners and I see this series as an homage to a man who has inspired us all,” Dayton said.