If you think you’ve seen the last of John Carter following the dud that Disney released a couple years ago, think again.
The movie, TV and merchandising rights have reverted back to Edgar Rice Burrough’s estate which announced that it would seek a new studio to continue the sci-fi adventure.
“John Carter of Mars was the creative stimulus behind such movie classics as Superman, Star Wars and Avatar,” James Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. said. “Edgar Rice Burroughs was the master of adventure and his literary works continue to enjoy a worldwide following. The adventure never stops.”
The adventure did stop for Disney which poured $250 million into adapting the books into a feature film. The film earned $284 million worldwide ($73 million domestically) and forced Disney to write off $200 million in losses.