Thursday, February 16, 2012

"John Carter" Crew Believes In "The Gods Of Mars"

Should Walt Disney Pictures decide to greenlight a film sequel to "John Carter", depending on the film's upcoming box office performance, it has been reported that "John Carter" producer Jim Morris, writer/director Andrew Stanton and co-writer Michael Chabon will next adapt the science fiction novel "The Gods of Mars", based on author Edgar Rice Burroughs' second book in his 'Barsoom' (Mars) series.

"The Gods of Mars" was first published in the pulp magazine "All-Story" as a five-part serial, January-May 1913, then published as a complete novel by A. C. McClurg, September, 1918.

At the end of the first book, "A Princess of Mars', 'John Carter' is unwillingly transported back to Earth.

"The Gods of Mars" begins with his arrival back on 'Barsoom' (Mars) after a ten-year separation from his wife 'Dejah Thoris', his unborn child and the 'Red Martian' people of the nation of 'Helium'.

Unfortunately, Carter materializes in the one place on Barsoom from which nobody is allowed to depart: the 'Valley Dor', aka the 'Barsoomian' afterlife.

"John Carter" opens March 9, 2012.

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