17 avril 2015

Test screenings for Tarzan (2016)

While we are at more than one year of the planned release of David Yates' Tarzan in July of 2016, Warner Bros already organized at least two test screenings, this Saturday the 18th at Chicago, and the 20th of April at Burbank. Let's hope for amazingly positive feedback! EDIT: First reaction there, and positive! http://normantrayeng.canalblog.com/archives/2015/04/19/31914436.html  (source: Facebook page Tarzan the Untamed) https://www.facebook.com/tarzantheuntamed?fref=ts
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06 avril 2015

A John Carter roleplaying game for Christmas? (+a Tarzan & Jane animated show)

Jim Sullos, president of ERB inc, announced at Wondercon in Anaheim that a British company will release a John Carter roleplaying game for Christmas of 2015! No precision yet about the said company, but I only see Cubicle 7 which is currently releasing games about licensed properties, like Doctor Who and The One Ring (based on The Lord of the Rings). Mongoose Publishing is also an English company, but they don't seem to buy licences as of late (the last to date being  Judge Dredd but which at the time... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2015

A John Carter toy? Well, almost...

 In December was aired the short-length "Toy Story That Time Forgot". Not only is the title an homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs and his "People that Time Forgot" (which was adapted as a movie), the short features this character: Goliathon, whose design is furiously familiar:                                                         So, even if Andrew... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2015

Tarzan 2016 : When History meets a story

Among the most astounding elements of the future David Yates movie is that the plot is based on anything but fantasy. The characters played by Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson really existed!  In 1885, the king of Belgium Léopold II reigns over Congo with an iron hand. While he appears as an enlightened leader eager to bring civilization to Africans, in fact he makes them slaves, thanks to adventurers and unscrupulous henchmen, among themselves Captain Léon Rom (Waltz). The author Joseph Conrad (who spent 3 years in Congo... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2015

Conan by Modiphius Games: some informations

The Conan roleplaying game to be published by Modiphius Games keeps on adding great people to its roster. Thus Vincent Darlage, awesome writer on Mongoose Publishing's Conan rpg, has joined the team, as well as the illustrators Ken Kelly (cover artist) and Tomas Giorello (comic book artist). The faithfulness to Robert E. Howard's writings is assured by Jeffrey Shanks, Mark Finn and Patrice Louinet, who already acted in this capacity for the Conan boardgame made by Monolith. No information yet about what the base game will... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2015

March the 7th: 3 years that John Carter was released in France!

Three years ago, I was about to go seeing John Carter on the first showing, first day of the release in Paris, France. Impossible to anticipate that I would flatly hate the movie on first viewing, and then adoring it later on unconditionaly, and participating as much as I could to the campaign for a sequel, without any success unfortunately. We were just simply not enough to state our interest. What is left three years later? On the French part of my blog there's not a week without the John Carter 2 articles... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2014

October the 20th: the John Carter rights revert back to ERB inc

Here we are, the annoucement has come, ERB inc got back six months before the official ending all the rights of John Carter, Disney let them go. Of course the annoucement isn't entirely unexpected. John Carter lost a lot of money, even if not as much as what was announced two years ago, but it seems that the rediscovery of the movie by many fans since its release was not enough to convince the Mouse to authorize a sequel. What does that mean now? ERB inc will now seek another partner to pursue the adventure, under... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2014

Maybe the greatest painting ever created about John Carter, by Joe Jusko

Joe Jusko creates for many years now, with an amazing talent paintings about every kind of characters, and which is great is that he's also a great fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs (born by the way precisely 138 years ago, On september the first of 1875). For Dynamite Entertainment he makes covers, including this one, from Warlord of Mars #5, which is maybe one of the greatest paintings ever created for this universe.
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27 août 2014

So, the Martians, naked or not?

How many times do I read on the internet some comments, both in Molière and Shakespeare’s tongue, like « oh she has too many clothes here, Dejah Thoris », or else « everybody knows the Barsoomians walk completely naked, it’s written in the novels ». This belief leads to many drawings of Dejah Thoris with very few things on, if not completely nude, and some illustrations of Barsoomian soldiers with the full package in plain sight…  How did we get there? The fault to Burroughs, who didn’t describe that... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2014

San Diego Comic Con 2014: what did ERB inc say about John Carter?

Outside the news already known (Tarzan 2016, the agreement between Dynamite Entertainment and ERB inc to launch a, this time, official comic book about John Carter and Tarzan, news about the online comic strips), Jim Sullos, president of ERB Incorporated delivered these comments about the movie John Carter: - a fan asked about the rumors about a John Carter musical! First time I heard of it, and the rumor was debunked! - ERB inc confirmed that if Disney lets go of the rights, they will do... [Lire la suite]
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