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31 May 2005 @ 02:38 pm
My Favorite Martians...  
I'M VERY EXCITED OVER THIS...AND I HOPE THEY DO A GOOD JOB WITH IT...SOOOO, DID ANYONE ELSE KNOW THAT THEY ARE WORKING ON THE SCRIPT FOR "A PRINCESS OF MARS"? OMG...I LOVED THESE NOVELS WHEN I WAS A KID! JOHN CARTER WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE HEROES!



Below is the article where this is discussed ("Blood and Chocolate" sounds cool too!)...

Screenwriter Ehren Kruger is a busy man these days. With The Brothers Grimm and The Skeleton Key both coming this summer, plus scripts for Blood and Chocolate and John Carter of Mars in progress, the Ring and Scream 3 scripter is clearly sticking to the sci-fi and horror pictures that he got his start with. Now Playing recently grabbed Kruger for a quick update on some of these projects.
“I’m in the writing process for John Carter of Mars, working with the director — [Sky Captain’s] Kerry Conran,” says Kruger of the Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation. “He’s in, too, with his visual design team — the effects, and the sort of outlandish worlds that need to be created for that. He has to design all that. So we’re pretty [well] along with the script. It’s a faithful adaptation to the novels, but the novels were written in the teens and ’20s, so there’s some degree of modernization just to the tone of them. But in terms to the story, we are trying to be as faithful as we can because those novels inspired a lot of the science fiction and fantasy that came later in the century.”
Based on the book by Annette Curtis Klause, Blood and Chocolate covers the ever-welcome terrain of the werewolf sub-genre. It’s also Kruger’s first foray into the world of producing.
“As a writer, anytime there are ways that you can be in more of the meetings and have your voice influencing different parts of the process — like casting and choice of director and design ideas — it’s rewarding,” he says of his new duties. “That hopefully will move forward later this year. At its heart, it’s a werewolf story. But it’s a werewolf story like Interview with a Vampire was a vampire movie. It’s a little more gothic in its treatment of the mythology and what the werewolf metaphor has always been about since the days of Lon Chaney. It has a real following, and we’ve taken a few liberties with the novel. But, hopefully, the fans will be forgiving.”

ANYONE INTERESTED TO READ ABOUT BURROUGH'S MARS SERIES, (KIND OF A SYNOPSIS), HERE IS A LINK...

http://www.tarzan.com/worlds/barsoom.html

**NOW, IF THEY'D ONLY GET TO WORK ON "CARSON OF VENUS"!





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Michaelmikey89 on May 31st, 2005 10:57 pm (UTC)
You're like a little kid sometimes.. lol

A side note.. I've been wanting to tell you... but guess who's joining the SGC, on Stargate-SG1.. Ben Browder, as well as Claudia Black.. now I don't know what their roles will be.. but Claudia Black has made a guest appearance before.. just thought you might want to know.. :)
Mark: Farmers sonboywondermark on May 31st, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
Ooooooooooooo! Thanks Mikey! Very good to know that Ben will be strutting his hot self across the screen again! :)
turtleinashell on June 1st, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
Huh? What's that? Oh, sorry, I'm still drooling over the icon. lol!

Okay, sorry, but never heard of the characters you mentioned, but then I used to be pretty lost in Star Trek --- oh, and Buck Rogers, and sometimes Isaac Asimov's sci-fi anthologies --- as far as sci-fi goes. I'll have to check this out in my copious spare time.
Markboywondermark on June 1st, 2005 11:31 am (UTC)
I like Star Trek, Buck and all of those others, myself! I was just really in to the Edgar Rice Burroughs books at one time.