Movies Hate You Too writes:
2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the first literary appearance of the John Carter character in Edgar Rice Burrow’s Under the Moons of Mars. A film adaptation of the John Carter series is long overdue especially when you take into account that it has been in ‘development hell’ longer than any other film since the dawn of the moving picture. Within twenty years of first being published an animated film based on the adventures of John Carter was being developed by Looney Tunes animator, writer, and director Bob Clampett but never got off the ground. In more recent years the rights have bounced between studios and numerous directors such as John McTiernan, Robert Rodriguez, Kerry Conran, and Jon Favreau but the job eventually went to Pixar native Andrew Stanton. It took a century for John Carter to leap from the page to the screen, now the question is was it worth the wait?