In adapting Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi yarn John Carter of Mars, Pixar's Andrew Stanton—making the animation powerhouse's first live-action film—has to deal with a story that had been strip-mined by other filmmakers for years (including George Lucas). But looking at this trailer, he seems to have done pretty well.
Walt Disney Pictures released two TV spots for its upcoming John Carter of Mars in which we see our hero perform superhuman feats of physical prowess. And this makes our fannish hearts squeal in delight, because it looks as if the Mouse is getting the book right.
John Carter isn't the first adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel A Princess of Mars—that was a 2009 direct-to-DVD Asylum studio film starring Traci Lords. But even from a one-and-a-half minute trailer, below, we see the newest adaptation from Disney looks far more faithful to the 1917 book.
Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone, has been honored with a U.S. postage stamp. Homer Simpson as well. So we're happy to hear that Tarzan and his creator are getting some U. S. Postal Service love, too.
John Carter—formerly John Carter of Mars—is the upcoming movie based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' epic tale of an Earthman who was suddenly transported to Mars, a.k.a. Barsoom. We've been looking forward to this movie for quite some time, and we've especially hoped that it would warrant a series.