Sunday, June 14, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Stolen from The Amazing website of Kavalier and Clay.
Jeff is fraking off the walls now. The best of the best.
CHABON REVISING ‘JOHN CARTER OF MARS’ SCRIPT
Thursday, April 9, 2009 8:44 am
In yesterday’s item by Deadline Hollywood Daily about Michael Chabon switching agents, it mentioned that he was attached to write a script for Disney’s John Carter of Mars. Having never heard that before, I checked in with Chabon to see if it was accurate. The answer is yes.
“I’ve been hired to do some revisions to an already strong script by Andrew Stanton and Mark Andrews,” Chabon said. “I wrote my original screenplay The Martian Agent back in 1995 because I wished I could do [Edgar Rice] Burroughs’s Barsoom. So this is pretty much a dream come true for me.”
Disney got the option rights to Burrough’s 11-volume series in 2007 after the rights lapsed at Paramount Pictures. Andrew Stanton, the writer and director of Finding Nemo and WALL-E, is set to direct. It’s expected to hit theaters in 2012.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I love these books. I NEED more. The world needs more interplanetary romance adventure this-kind-of-stuff. I read Sky People when it came out and really enjoyed it, but being a Barsoomian obsessive I was really pumped for In the Courts of the Crimson Kings. And I was right.
( Note - the martians have a formal language that is structured like the language from the show Deadwood, without the profanity. Once you get the swing of it, it's hysterical )
I just read the paperback on holidays, but I need to get the hard cover to match my hardcover of The Sky People. And it's ripe for a third one ! All of you, go out and buy them now !
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Holy Crap. It’s real. The John Carter of Mars movie.
“It’s real,” Stanton assured us. “We’re full bore on it right now. We’re over the hump of the writing phase, and we’re certainly far from rewrites.”
I really didn’t think I’d see this day. It’s like getting to 3rd base or some base anyways. It’s been all over the web for about 2 days now, but here it is SciFiWire
and MTV they’ve got the best stuff.
I really liked this -
Stanton: Well, it's not being done by the Pixar crew. It's being done by Disney, and I'm sort of being loaned out. We're sort of using any element that we need to to make the film right. We're not being purist with Pixar, but Pixar's a brand that you have to trust that's for all ages. This story of John Carter is not going to be an all-ages film.
Are you thinking PG-13?
Stanton: Well, if you do the story right, there's no way you couldn't.
Jeff - just freakin’ wow.