Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Ptrope, Jan 13, 2009.
SFBC has a nice hardcover set of all the stories.
That's where I got most of mine, back in the '70s. Beautiful Frazetta dustcovers and interior illustrations...
the frazetta covers are the most awesome covers for this series as well as his conan art work . now any idea on who the cast is ?
There were three of these playsets. The first is just Tarzan, the second Barsoom and the third Pellucidar. The John and Dejah were marketed in a two-pack as Tarzan figures.
Those were amazing; as Frazetta always was, of course.
concept art "John Carter"
wow there are 2 images Disney released of exteriors of the scifi world from a concept artist.
Really amazing stuff. One looks like some kind of spacecraft.
Its this kind of concept art that gets me riled up for a scifi film with production design to match.
I love that they trademarked "Fruit Bearing Sompas Tree". Damn, and I wanted to use that one so badly....
That interview is great. That he's using a fan-made encyclopedia from the 1970s and wants the world to feel immersive and 'historical' (like Lord of the Rings, Rome and Apocalypto, a decidedly eclectic line-up) just sounds solid.
And the way he recognizes the weaknesses and the strengths of Burroughs' writing is, I think, dead on. Quickly becoming one of my most highly anticipated genre films, this.
some of the concept art is pretty close to how i imagine the books when i read them. i've been a fan of the Barsoom books since i was a kid so i'm really looking forward to this. i just want to see a pic of a green Martian.
That concept art looks very Martian, as if Burroughs' concepts were placed in the Mars we know so much about today. If these guys really take advantage of all that fan research, this could turn out really good.
Here's an update on the production: http://io9.com/5819836/everything-you-need-to-know-about-disneys-john-carter-movie
Reading this makes me a bit more optimistic that this will be a good movie.
great article. i can't wait for this movie. i've loved the books since i was a kid and it sounds like most everyone working on the film loves the books as well.
Do you get the sense he's a little defensive about the title?
The first teaser trailer is supposed to be attached with "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2". I'm really looking forward to seeing it if this is true.
Just wanted to let everyone know that the trailer is being posted on ITunes Trailers today at 10AM Pacific time.
If they didn't want Mars in the title, they should have called the movie Barsoom or something. John Carter sounds like it could be a Tom Cruise or George Clooney lawyer flick. Like Jerry Maguire or Michael Clayton.
Yeah, you'd think they'd want to put something in the title to let people know this is sci-fi, unless the whole don't want people who aren't familiar with it to know.
The song in the trailer, by the way, is Peter Gabriel's cover of Arcade Fire's "My Body is a Cage," which doesn't strike me as Barsoomian, but there you go.
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