Some superb news on the John Carter movie front. I mentioned back in October that I was a little worried that the approach director Andrew Stanton of Pixar implied he was taking was not one I thought would do justice to the classic stories. Having just read some excerpts from an interview with SciFi Wire, I feel a lot less concerned than I was a few months. As always, the proof is in the pudding and I reserve the right to be disappointed later, but Stanton is now saying things that please me.
For one, the film is not going to be a Pixar animated film at all, but rather a live-action Disney movie that makes extensive use of CGI to realize it. Likewise, Stanton wants the film to look "very authentic" within the constraints of the fact that, because Burroughs inspired lots of imitators, some of his ideas now seem clichéd, even though they in fact the originals. He also indicated that "if you do the story right, there's no way you couldn't" rate it PG-13. "This story of John Carter is not going to be an all-ages film."
Now that's more like it.