Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Killer. Quatto Will Be Pleased

Pixar Developing JOHN CARTER OF MARS Trilogy
By: Jarrod Sarafin, News Editor
Source: ERBZine
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2007

How long has the sci-fi series JOHN CARTER OF MARS been in development hell? A long time, readers. A very long time...Not anymore thanks to Pixar and Disney. They're developing a trilogy based on the series with the first film adaptation to hit theaters sometime in 2012. More may be coming after the trilogy since this is based off an 11 volumn series. Here is what ERBZine is reporting on the adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs series.

"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," says the site.

The site adds, "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."

Plot Concept: Centers on 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.

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