Pixar Taking John Carter to Mars, Theaters

October 9, 2007 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

 John Carter is going to Mars, and Pixar is bringing his journey to the big screen.

ERBzine, the “Official Edgar Rice Burroughs Tribute and Weekly Webzine Site,” reports that development on an adaptation of the author’s classic John Carter of Mars — hoped to be the first installment in a franchise covering the 11-volume series of books — is gaining momentum. From the site:

The Pixar creative team spent Tuesday morning exploring the massive Edgar Rice Burroughs archives in the ERB, Inc. offices on Ventura Blvd. Pixar’s Jim Morris (vp), Andrew Stanton (director), Mark Andrews (script) discussed the “John Carter of Mars” film project with Burroughs representatives, Danton Burroughs, Sandra Galfas and Jim Sullos.


All six members at the meeting expressed a deep commitment to the project, acknowledging that they had been inspired by Burroughs’ creations from a very early age. This is evidenced in the excitement held for the John Carter property and the plans for a film trilogy faithful to the Burroughs books.

According to ComingSoon, the “projected release year for the first film is 2012.” The site provides the following synopsis:

The film begins with a Civil War veteran whose retreat into a cave to avoid capture by Apache Indians takes an otherworldly turn as he’s transported via time portal to the planet of Barsoom and taken prisoner by 12-foot-tall green men.

Source: www.cinema-pedia.com

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