June 24, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST
Damn You MCMLXXVI
June 24, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST
by The InSneider
hell of a job once again, capone. dyign to see Wall-E. my friends have who've seen it have echoes Harry's 'masterpiece' sentiments.
June 24, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST
spoilers are necessary for any good movie conversation, but just smart to wait.
June 24, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST
Bring on John Carter of Mars!
June 24, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST
June 24, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST
come on already, John Carter of Mars is a movie franchise waiting to be filmed.....just please do it right- I want to see the Joe Jusko and Michael Whelen paintings come to life on the big screen
June 24, 2008, 8:15 p.m. CST
Great read, thanks Capone!
June 24, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST
As much as I love Brad Bird, I think Nemo is the best movie Pixar has done, and Stanton tells one hell of a story. Animated or Live action? Who cares? Bring on Deja Thoris! (PG-13 AT LEAST, PLEASE!)
June 24, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST
Hmm...not G rated...that opens up all kinds of f'ed up possibilities. The PIXAR geeks will have to bone up on their Soft Body Dynamics...wait...did I just say "bone"?
June 24, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST
Imagine the Harry/Kerry Conran version?! Jesus.. It's finally in good hands.
June 24, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST
Some of the minds behind Incredibles, Ratatouille and Finding Nemo, or the guy who wrote the Ring Two... Hmmm...
June 24, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST
You know, a lot of people felt the same way when they heard Favreau was doing Iron Man - that turned out pretty well. I'm just saying there's no way of really telling if someone's going to make a bad movie until they - you know, actually make the movie.
June 24, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST
by Sledge Hammer
...unfortunately I still think we should get used to the fact that it'll be John Carter Lite under pixar, no matter what happens. And I know for damn sure that's not the John Carter I dreamed of seeing on the big screen...
June 24, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST
Will Smith is John Carter
June 24, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST
Heh, I love that Carter is getting just as much attention as Wall-E. Frazetta and Frank Cho... That's what John Carter should look like! We all want the true (R) it deserves, but please no lower than a (PG-13). I got's to have some damn fine and bloody Harryhausen white ape fights!
June 24, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST
I was wondering why Harry in his current Wall*e Avatar didn't just look fat, but kind of balloon-y. Now, that they've brought up Neoteny I get it- It's what an adult would look like with the body build of a baby. Now I can't wait to see Wall*e, as that's just fascinating. But I guess all chicks are fat chicks in the future, then...
June 24, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST
on John Carter, you basically mean he doesn't say anything.<p>Thanks a lot, Capone! :(
June 25, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST
The shopping cart sequence did it for me, the zoom losing its focus for half a second. I've seen it in BG - as hailed by Stanton himself - but the first time I remember seeing the lose-focus-even-though-it's-CGI was on Firefly. Can anyone tell me if it was done that well before then?
June 25, 2008, 2:20 a.m. CST
Bare Martian Boobs or Die.
June 25, 2008, 3:36 a.m. CST
Seriously? I rather they tell an incredibly awesome story than worry if they'll show tits and gore. Not even Conan had nudity and the gore was even less than LOTR, yet that was as much an adult male fantasy movie as any out there.
June 25, 2008, 6:07 a.m. CST
So many mentions of John Carter and Planet of the Apes... John Carter was Charlton Heston's real name!
June 25, 2008, 6:45 a.m. CST
Remember those trailers that played before Toy Story 2? The ones that had no dialogue? Those had me so excited for the film. Then along came Trailer 2. And there was a wise crackin' side-kick and a love interest. God, that movie didn't suck but it had soooo much potential to be better and even Pixar level.
June 25, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST
by Sledge Hammer
...quite a bit actually. There was slave girl nudity from the girl given to Conan, there was the sex scene with the Witch, there was the sex scene with Valeria, there was the girl being sacrificed to Rexor's snake, there was the orgy scene, and that's just off the top of my head...and if you think the gore was less than LOTR then maybe you should watch it again, or perhaps for the first time as it appears you have no fucking idea what you're talking about. Unless your idea of Conan is the much reviled pg rated sequel, or the even worse cable tv show.
June 25, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST
but PLEASE get someone to PROOFREAD before throwing this stuff up - it took two or three goes to get some of the sentences due to typos and one or two I still haven't quite figured out yet! <p> Having said that, GREAT INTERVIEW! The Wall-E I could care less about (if I tried) but that John Carter news fills me with a warmth not unlike that which I might encounter after consuming a certain beverage common to the Czech republic - in other words BRING IT!! <p> This NEEDS to be done right!
June 25, 2008, 8 a.m. CST
The John Carter series was written for kids - most of us would have discovered (read) these books as kids, so why SHOULDN'T the films be for kids too? <p> I can think of dozens of PG films (SciFi or not) that are perfectly acceptable - no, GREAT - and nudity or excessive violence would just be a distraction. <p> I didn't get a hard-on for Carter's woman, reading these books, or from the violence. Why should the movies be any different?
June 25, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST
Hollywood fears the cock. I don´t know what´s the problem with showing genitals in a movie, but i´m Eurotrash, so what do i know?
June 25, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST
as long as Pixar is able to bring the look of the film in line with the works of the Joe Jusko and Michael Whelen paintings -Much prefered over the Frank Frazetta and Boris Vallejo ones- sure the nudity would be gone, But they could use costumes similar to ROTJ's Slave Girl Leia, the violence level could be done in line with LOTR...this would not make for a truely faithful adaptation, but it would be better than a movie animated in traditional pixar style.........
June 25, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST
Oh please do it right! Who cares about boobs. The real essence of John Carter is BATTLE. To get the story right, you have to have the adventure, the action, the fantastic, and then make it all meaningful to our relatable heroes. Mr. Stanton, I have 100% faith in you.
June 25, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST
Don´t forget the guy fucking a llama. Man, that movie is Great.
June 25, 2008, 9:29 a.m. CST
Yes, I know BARBARIAN was the better film by a country mile and I love to have seen what John Milius would have done with a full trilogy (as he wanted), but, BUT, deep deep down... anyone who's read Howard's original Conan stories (they're not so well written and, let's face it, pretty racist) knows that DESTROYER is actually closer to the spirit of that pulp he wrote than the first one.
June 25, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST
Oh yes, you know you want it.
June 25, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST
The Barsoom books were decidedly not written or published for kids, just as the Tarzan novels were not. All of these were serialized in adult magazines and published in hardcover as adult novels, although historically discovered and enjoyed more often than not by older kids and adolescents. All great stuff. It generally pisses me off when anyone dismisses the Tarzan books as "children's books" when they aren't, and the same goes for the Martian books. Don't get me wrong, I write as a specialist in children's and young adult literature and have no problem with such labels or categories, as long as they are applied accurately. Many of the books conventionally viewed as classics for kids (TREASURE ISLAND, KIDNAPPED, GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, CALL OF THE WILD, and I could go on for days) were originally published for adults because children's literature as a field did not yet exist. It's all about the labelling and many works fall on both sides of the fence.
June 25, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST
Andrew Stanton, you're one of my favorites.
June 25, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST
Tel me he wasn't fucking some of the apes now and then. Damn skippy he was.
June 25, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST
Rated PG-13 for action violence, some disturbing images, some sensuality, and Dejah Thoris side boob.
June 25, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST
Burroughs wrote 11 Mars novels, the first is called A PRINCESS OF MARS and the last JOHN CARTER OF MARS. So why is the first movie in a proposed series going with the title of the last book and not the first? Because demographers see the core audience for the movie being young males and they're afraid that young males wont go to see a movie with the word "Princess" in the title. Of course, with a huge movie like this all humanity will be assaulted by vast amounts of blatant propaganda well before it's released and know full well when entering the Theater that here's a movie based on a book called A PRINCESS OF MARS. Changing the title just makes me worried that even the good folks at Pixar will take other liberties with the book, making JOHN CARTER OF MARS only the latest of all adaptations of Burroughs work to be unfaithful to it's source. And if the title scares people so much, how about UNDER THE MOONS OF MARS, which was the title Burroughs used when he was writing the book. Save JOHN CARTER for the 11th movie.
June 25, 2008, 7:15 p.m. CST
The man knows his science fiction and he's a great storyteller. Alot of people talk about Brad Bird and I love his work, but after Wall-E hits big, people will be talking about Stanton just as much. He deserves it after Finding Nemo and Wall-E. I'm interested in anything new he does and now we get a John Carter film that should be amazing as well.
June 28, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST
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June 28, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST