Monday, October 20, 2014

ERB Inc Recovers John Carter of Mars

Well it looks like one nightmare is over. In a press release ERB Inc, has announced that the "movie, television and merchandise rights" to John Carter of Mars has reverted back to them from Disney. What does that mean? Well according to ERB President Jim Sullos:

“Edgar Rice Burroughs was the Master of Adventure and his literary works continue to enjoy a world-wide following. We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote. This adventure never stops. Along with a new TARZAN film in development by Warner Bros., we hope to have JOHN CARTER OF MARS become another major franchise to entertain world-wide audiences of all ages.”

So the question now remains, what next? A sequel to Andrew Stanton's misfire, a reboot or even a potential live-action or animated television series? Let's just hope it won't be another studio that doesn't respect the history or influence of Burroughs and a director who at least reads the books, not constantly badmouths them. For more check out

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