08 mars 2017

A #JohnCarter video game proposal from 2012!

While I was searching for some John Carter poster image for the fifth anniversary of the movie's release, I stumbled upon Yan Le Pon's blog, a French storyboarder from the town of Lyon, who apparently proposed a video game to Disney Interactive before January of 2012, proposal that was rejected. On the link below you will find 15 storyboard pages that detail a rescue of Dejah Thoris. Also featured are Woola and some Tharks. Very promising, go visit this blog! "Here is a storyboard for a video game project done at ELB studio for an... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2016

#JohnCarter 2 and 3: the last hurrah announced for September

Andrew Stanton, when someone asked about a John Carter 2, recently answered "Not for me. Maybe an event in the fall". It seems like this event could be a video recorded by Stanton, revealing what would have been the two sequels to John Carter. The video would be recorded in September, to be released on line later on. This would mark the end of the saga for this movie, which was as cursed as it was loved way after its release by many of its viewers, and that would be a wonderful way to thank all the die-hard fans for their... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2016

John Carter: 4 years today! #JohnCarter

It's been 4 years already that John Carter was released in all movie theaters in France, this very 7th of March 2012! At this time of the day, as I wrote in my post last year, I was hurrying towards a theater at the Place Clichy in Paris to be there on first showing, with my "Cycle de Mars volume 1" book in my bag. I had taken the afternoon off just for this event. Never distance seemed longer than in this day, matching my impatience. We were few in the room, unfortunately. At the end of... [Lire la suite]
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17 janvier 2016

Princess of Mars, the other #JohnCarter !

You will find below a picture featuring the main characters of John Carter, with their counterparts in Princess of Mars. Princess of Mars, what is it? If John Carter is indeed the first theatrical adaptation of A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, it's not the first adaptation in all. This "honor" is bestowed to a direct-to-video movie released in 2009, Princess of Mars. It was produced by the Asylum company, which made a specialty of being "inspired" by movie successes of the moment to release their own cheap versions. When... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2016

"Gone But Not Really: 5 Beloved Franchises That Died (But Then Didn't, At All)" #JohnCarter #StarWars #HarryPotter #Avatar

If only it was true! Now we're almost four years after the release of John Carter (it had been released in the US on March the 9th of 2012), and there are still regularly articles hinting at the possibility of sequels to the movie. Here is one linked, from January the 8th of 2016, on the moviepilot.com site, by Adonis Gonzalez. The author writes about those franchises we thought were dead, and which come back in some way or another. On these 5 chosen, 4 had their sequels greenlit: Star Wars, Harry Potter (sort of, with David Yates'... [Lire la suite]
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01 janvier 2016

Happy New Year 2016! And what to look forward to for #JohnCarter and #Tarzan

First of all, I wish all of you a happy new year 2016! 2015 ended on a high note as far as I'm concerned, by viewing of Star Wars The Force Awakens, a movie that fulfilled all my expectations and hope for the future of Star Wars. http://normantrayfr.canalblog.com/archives/2015/12/28/33126557.html On the John Carter front, the year 2015 ended with two wonderful articles released after the release of Star Wars episode 7, one in French and one iun English, on the official Star Wars website, no less, reminding the influence the saga of... [Lire la suite]

23 décembre 2015

#JohnCarter officially acknowledged as #StarWars ' ancestor!

THIS is what we should have seen as soon as John Carter's promotion began in 2011! George Lucas was in part inspired by Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom stories, by his own admittance, and in the wake of Star Wars: The Force Awakens' phenomenal success, a wonderful article on StarWars.com acknowledges the links between the two sagas. Some will see in this a Disney attempt to sell more John Carter DVDs and BLU-RAYs, and why the hell not? The movie deserves it aplenty. ... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2015

More interest for a #JohnCarter tv series?

That's what says Jim Sullos anyway, president of ERB inc, in the l'article linked below. The recent financial failure of John Carter seems to paralyze movie producers, even if they still show interest in the property. "There may be more interest in a television series than a sequel to the film." Nothing official yet of course, The rights for a live-action or animated adaptation are still available. http://www.sfvbj.com/news/2015/jul/24/preview-mars-or-bust/
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10 juillet 2015

The petition for #JohnCarter 2 available again!

For a few weeks the petition for John Carter 2 had been closed. Did it reach a 3-years limit after it was launched? Whatever the reason, it's now accessible again for whomever is willing to sign it, it can't hurt! We're currently at 13,338 signatures + 1,960 gathered from conventions at the beginning of the campaign in 2012, so a sum of 15,298. Let's hope this amount goes flying in the next months, who knows? "We still live." ... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2015

Kerry Conran's demo reel for #JohnCarter of Mars in HD

Between the first attempt at an adaptation in 1936 and the one finally released in 2012, John Carter knew quite a few false starts. Juste before Disney bought the rights again, those were at Paramount. Robert Rodriguez was supposed to direct the movie in the beginning. A friend of Harry Knowles, the founder of the famous Aint'It Cool News website, and knowing about his passion for "A Princess of Mars", he made him hired as a consultant/co-producer. Rodriguez left the project... because of Sin City. He wanted Frank Miller to be... [Lire la suite]
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