Sunday, January 17, 2010

On a More Optimistic Front

The upcoming John Carter movie seems a heck of a lot more promising than the Conan one. Check out this fansite for a round up of the latest news, most of which make me a lot more sanguine about its prospects than I originally thought.

Thanks to Greyhawk Grognard for the pointer.

7 comments:

  1. This does begin to raise one's spirits... now if only the screenplay isn't idiotic.

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  2. John Lasseter (of Pixar) now heads Disney's film projects. Besides being a great director, he's a certified sci-fi/fantasy geek! I have a lot of faith that this will be excellent.

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  3. Gee, if only Traci Lords was in this one too.
    I remember getting to see a lot more of her in the late 80's/early 90's. :)

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  4. Even if they muck it up, they are doing reboots in a couple of years rather than decades now. We might get another shot. I'd love to see a live action John Carter done right (even halfway right) some day. I would not have said this a couple of years ago, but I think James Cameron is the man for the job.

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  5. Oops, my bad. It is live action!

    I think the guy they got for Carter looks a little too "Dawson Creek," Dejah Thoris may be just right. You need a girl who is gorgeous of face, and athletic but busty. She fits the bill. Here's a non-work friendly naked (but tasteful) pic of her. Hubba Bubba!

    http://www.comicbookmovie.com/images/users/uploads/8558/lynn-collins-nude-nake-nsfw-1.jpg

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  6. I told you! You didn't believe me but I told you it would all be okay.

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  7. I would not have said this a couple of years ago, but I think James Cameron is the man for the job.

    I don't know. Cameron's a great director of technology, but he's not so great when it comes to directing living human beings. Most of his films feel very shallow on their own merits; whatever depth they possess is more a testament to the natural talent of the actors involved than anything Cameron has done. Above all, a Barsoom movie has to be about the characters. It's important that it look great of course, but that's really secondary to believing in John Carter.

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