Sorry for the delay. Got backed up but I have finished a few books I'll be posting my thoughts on soon. For now here's some brief news-
First up Disney production chief Dick Cook announced that John Carter of Mars will be hitting theaters summer 2012 at the recent Disney D23 Expo. In addition some artwork was shown and Cook confirmed the film is the first in a planned trilogy.
Next up for fans of Robert Howard. The trailer for Solomon Kane is now available here http://movies.ign.com/dor/objects/490947/solomon-kane/videos/Solmonkane_trl_trailer_91109.html It looks great. The film was shown at the Toronto Film Festival this week and hopefully will be picked up soon.
Finally moving away from Barsoom and ancient lands to Pepperland. Yep with all the news this week of The Beatles:Rock Band game and the new remastered versions of their albums (got Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's and they both sound great) news also came from D23 concerning a new remake of Yellow Submarine. Robert Zemeckis will be applying his motion capture technique he used in Beowulf and his upcoming A Christmas Carol to the film also set for 2012. The big news was the revelation that the original Beatles music will be used. I loved the original film as a child and still do so I'm a little dubious about this but it might be interesting.