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John Carter Of Mars Gets The Disney Treatment… Cry Now, Or Later?

John Carter of Mars holds a special place in the history of Science-Fiction. The hero of Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ series of Barsoom novels he is one of the archetypal figures of the genre, a character who has been reimagined numerous times and under numerous guises in the works of other authors. So it was with more than a little trepidation that I read the news last year of Disney Picture’s planned movie version of the first book, A Princess of Mars (1912). Looking at the pre-release teaser for John Carter it would seem that my worse fears may well be realised. Oh dear…

 

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