Following my rant about Solomon Kane, we know have some news from the man himself. Attending Empire's Movie Con III to hype the upcoming Ironclad James Purefoy talked briefly about John Carter of Mars to the crowd and a the video clip has popped up online and at http://www.barsoomia.org/ . He admits that he can't say much, since most of his work was green screen but does confirm that it is the opening of a hoped for trilogy and then (CYNICISM ALERT!) gushes more than a BP pipeline over "genius" Andrew Stanton. You can watch the gushing and some good natured humor with Purefoy and Ironclad costar Jason Flemyng at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaM8au_NgeM.
Finally some more updated Barsoom reviews, this time Thuvia, Maid of Mars http://jcomreader.blogspot.com/2009/06/thuvia-maid-of-mars-okay-so-im-starting.html and The Chessmen of Mars http://jcomreader.blogspot.com/2009/07/chessmen-of-mars-book-5.html