John Carter, Lost in Our World. Found in Another.Category: Entertainment
John Carter is a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912.
If the author’s name rings a bell, it’s because, he was also the one who created the jungle hero Tarzan.
To mark the centennial of the character’s first appearance this year, Walt Disney Pictures will release a self-titled movie which will be shown starting March 9, 2012.
This promises to be one of the most-anticipated movies this year as the character is widely known appearing in various print medias for a century.
Add to that the huge budget of $250 million which would make it in the top five list of the most expensive movies of all time. It is also directed by acclaimed director Andrew Stanton of Finding Nemo and WALL-E fame.
The film is largely based on A Princess of Mars, the first novel to feature John Carter. It was originally serialized from February though July 1912, in six monthly issues of the pulp magazine All-Story, under the title Under the Moons of Mars, and then those chapters were collected as a hardcover book in 1917.
In the novel John Carter is a former American Civil War Confederate Army captain who is mysteriously transported to Mars, known to its inhabitants as Barsoom. In the course of his adventures he learns that the planet is dying from the loss of its atmosphere and water, and that only a peaceful alliance of its intelligent inhabitants can save all the species of Barsoom from extinction.
John Carter is scheduled for release in the United States on March 9, 2012 by Walt Disney Pictures.
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