Michael Chabon Writing John Carter

Ace author headed to Mars

Michael Chabon Writing John Carter

by Helen O'Hara |
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Michael Chabon is arguably the best American author working right now, so it's just spiffing to be able to report that he has signed on to produce a draft of John Carter of Mars, the Pixar animation / live-action hybrid version of Edgar Rice Burrough's classic adventure story.

“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.”

Chabon previously worked on the screenplay for Spider-Man 2, being a guy who knows his comic-book onions (although also all his other onions as well, judging by his books). But frankly the combination of Stanton, Pixar, Burroughs and Chabon has got us so over-excited we might need a lie-down.

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