The Wall-E director had already done a significant amount of work on the sequel, but earning only $284 million on a $250 million budget meant that the chances of that follow-up ever happening were pretty much none.
However, the rights have now reverted back to Edgar Rice Burrough’s, Inc., and they’ve made their intentions to bring the franchise back to the big screen very clear.
“We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote,” James Sullos, President of that company said in a statement released a little earlier today. “This adventure never stops.”
Of course, whether another studio will want to take the unsuccessful franchise on is another matter altogether, so we potentially might not hear anything about these planned movies for a very long time.
Taylor Kitsch played John Carter in the 2012 movie, but you have to imagine this would be a reboot.
David Yates’ Tarzan could potentially mean there will be renewed interest in Edgar Rice Burrough’s work, and John Carter definitely has the potential to be great if handled properly, The small screen could be a good place for John Carter moving forwards, but we’ll have to wait and see.
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