Disney Loses Movie Rights For ‘John Carter Of Mars’

Disney has lost the film rights to the classic Edgar Rise Burroughs story 'John Carter Of Mars'.

Disney has lost the film rights to the classic Edgar Rise Burroughs story ‘John Carter Of Mars’.

The property has reverted to Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc, which is already planning to find a new studio to bring the classic pulp property to the screen, reports Film Divider.

“We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote,” said company president James Sullos. “This adventure never stops.”

Disney shelved plans for sequels to its 2012 film John Carter after a disappointing performance at the box office. Which is sad because it wasn’t a bad movie.

Taylor Kitsch starred in Andrew Stanton’s movie alongside Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong and Dominic West.

In related news Warner are currently developing a new feature film based on perhaps Burroughs most famous creation ‘Tarzan’. Which is a movie that we’ll most likely cover and review here along with any new John Carter Of Mars movies.

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