Disney Studios releases teaser for the BIG BUDGET John Carter of Mars movie!

You, erm, might recall a post I put up a while back about a certain studio’s attempt to rip off the Walt Disney studio’s marketing momentum right about the time that AVATAR came out. That studio, Asylum, was attempting to put out a John Carter of Mars movie that would nestle between AVATAR and the Disney version of JOHN CARTER OF MARS to take advantage of Disney’s giant promotion wallet and maybe pick up some confused purchases of their straight-to-DVD effort.

Well, today Disney released a trailer for the version that I have been waiting for for a very long time.

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It looks a little hokey in parts.. glowing blue floors and a lot of soulful looks between the actors I presume to be Dejah Thoris and John Carter. However, let’s not forget something– the original source material was basically a pulp romance, and the books actually are fairly tawdry in places.. all heaving bosoms and radium rifles. That doesn’t mean I don’t love ’em, though. What I’m liking about this teaser are the elements they seem to be faithful to– it’s clear they will start and end the series with John Carter on Earth, he will have that amazing jumping power that is suggested in the book, and there WILL be giant green Tharks to play with (unlike the Asylum version). Plus swords, radium guns, bad men, badder men, heaving bosoms, duels, kidnapping, and high adventure. You know, John Carter stuff. I hope Disney makes a gazillion gachillion dollars off of this so they contemplate making more!


3 responses to “Disney Studios releases teaser for the BIG BUDGET John Carter of Mars movie!

  1. dennis largess

    Haven’t really thought about John Carter in a long time.
    My brother (the fiend) introduced me to the series while I was in High School.
    Just about the right time to discover this series. Those heaving bosoms and smouldering eyes were just what a nebbish would love.
    Never really got into the SPI game, but think I may still have a copy in the basement. If you’re missing that Walt, or other interested parties, I’ll dig in to the stacks.
    When we used to discuss the books, we always agreed that heaving bosoms and smouldering eyes were so much better than the reverse.

  2. Dennis: I would certainly be interested in the John Carter SPI game, if you are willing to part with it.. or any else from that era. I’m working on a card game in the same setting as we speak, actually.

  3. Hokay!
    I know you hate me. Rick, but I want those papers!!!

    Oops, wrong movie.
    If you would like the SPI John Carter of Mars, I have it in my hot little hands.
    It is punched and has been (barely) played – sometime in 1981 IIRC.
    You had also once mentioned an interest in old sci-fi games.
    At this time, there is SPIs Star Soldier, Freedon in the Galaxy, Battlefleet Mars, and Outreach. GDW’s Blood Tree Rebellion, and Fifth frontier War.
    This is from going through about one-third of the stuff saved from the wreck and donated by Will Guthrie.
    If you would like any or all of them, we just need to figure out how to transfer them.
    All I ask is that they are treated with respect and a little TLC.