Saturday, October 06, 2007

Onward to Barsoom!

[Cross-posted to Rebels of Mars]

This report, from ERBzine News:

Pixar’s “John Carter” Team Visits Tarzana
Tarzana, CA: October 2, 2007

Pre-production for the Disney/Pixar “John Carter of Mars” film is gathering steam.

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 for the John Carter property and the plans for a film trilogy faithful to the Burroughs books. Projected release date is sometime before 2012.

Danton Burroughs presented the creative team with a wealth of resources, including art samples and books by ERB scholars such as Irwin Porges and John F. Roy. They noted that their major resource to date had been the thousands of official ERB, Inc. Webpages and Webzines.

Pixar? Deep commitment? TRILOGY?!? Oh my!

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