Sunday, July 09, 2006

Damn you Frank Miller!


Haha...

So I was doing a search to find the art from A Princess of Mars (having recently made Arielle a convert) and I found a link to info on the movie they were having made.

At first I was excited to see that Paramount had decided to make my favorite story EVER into a motion picture - I thought, damn, about time.

Then I saw that they had hired Robert Rodriguez to direct it. Hey! Even better! He even made the brilliant move of hiring Frank Frazetta as production designer.

Then I saw that the movie no longer had a director. Why you may ask? Because of Frank Miller. *sigh* As much as I thought it was pretty damn cool of Robert Rodriguez to resign from the DGA in order to have Frank Miller listed as his co-director for Sin City I cannot help but mourn the loss of his talents from Paramount as a result. Now the retitled "John Carter of Mars" (why the hell they retitled it I don't know) is on it's third director... whose last project was a kids movie. I have a feeling this movie, if it's ever completed, will make me cry myself to sleep.

11 Comments:

Blogger Arielle said...

You're right, that doesn't sound promising.

Sunday, July 09, 2006  
Anonymous Jim said...

Actually it sounds like they have been targeting this as a kid movie from the beginning as Hollywood knows Robert Rodriquez for Spy Kids. Also changing the title to John Carter of Mars sounds like they are trying to make a "boy friendly" film. This does not sound like a movie we will want to see.

Why can't they see that remaining true to the source material is best. The source material is what made it popular to begin with!!!!!

Sunday, July 09, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

This was always gonna be a kid's movie. And given the choice, no way would I ever pick John Carter over Sin City 2. The first Sin City was a masterpiece and I can't wait for the second, even if it will star the hideously unattractive and anorexic stick figure with a pair of fake lips and breasts slapped on it known as Angelina Jolie. Boo-Yaa Mr. Miller!!! I loves ya!!!!

Sunday, July 09, 2006  
Blogger Brainiac6 said...

Jeff - with all due respect, you're crazy. I'd pick John Carter over pretty much anything any day of the week without hesitation. End of story. Have you actually read the martian book? John Carter is the ultimate hero, it was the first book I remeber (even before comics) and it has always been my favorite story. I think the movie had potential because I don't think Rodriguez hired Frank Frazetta to make a kids movie. And when he was on the project it was called A Princess of Mars.

Sunday, July 09, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Never read any John Carter stuff, but I'd do whatever it took to keep Rodriguez on Sin City and away from everything else til the movie was complete. The guys in Sin City are really great. Willing to give up everything for love and always stabbed in the heart by the women in their life. Great stuff!!

Sunday, July 09, 2006  
Blogger Arielle said...

I always prefer the stuff where the men are willing to give up everything for love and then the women turn out to be worth the sacrifice and don't stab the men that love them in the heart. =P I know it's not a common scenario in today's world, but I don't read fantasy for a dose of reality!

Sunday, July 09, 2006  
Blogger Brainiac6 said...

See Arielle, that's why you actually enjoyed John Carter :) I mean, *gasp* who'd have thought that there were those of us left that want the epic love story to be two sided??

Besides Jeff, my favorte story from the Sinc City stuff was Hardigan and Nancy and Nacy didn't stab him in the back at the end! Actually, most people I've talked to liked that one best.

Besides, of course you'll pick something you've experienced over something you've never actually read... maybe you should pick up the first three martian books, you may find yourself enjoying them.

Sunday, July 09, 2006  
Blogger Mickle said...

If it helps - Zathura was very well done.

A story is a story is a story - hiring the director of Zathura may mean a "kid's" movie, or it may not. All but the first two Harry Potters had directors who knew how to make movies for grown-up as well. It works the same in reverse.

So, I don't blame you for being worried - but I wouldn't give up hope yet if I were you.

Monday, July 10, 2006  
Blogger Brainiac6 said...

Yes, well, because I'm a sucker I'd probably still go and see it. I just know I'd be even more picky about a John Carter movie than I am about even comic book movies. Also, there are very few directors who I'd believe upfront would do A Princess of Mars justice. Rodriguez is one of them while Zathura's director is still fairly unknowen to me.

A Princess of Mars is more than just a young boys adventure story and I'm not sure how many directors would understand that. Ray Bradbury certaintly didn't.

But thanks anyway :)

Monday, July 10, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

That Yellow Bastard is my fav Sin City yarn too. Glad it was done so well in the first movie. Next out is a Dame to Kill For and that's one heckuva tale too where the woman is evil and takes advantage of her man's love. In my life experience I've met more women who are pure E-V-I-L that it's made me look down on the fairer sex. Women can stomp a guy's heart into the ground without feeling any remorse or regret. Still, maybe a John Carter movie would be more all ages and heroic in nature, but you gotta love the Crime Noir of Miller's Sin City. Really great stuff.

Monday, July 10, 2006  
Blogger Brainiac6 said...

Jeff, aren't you the one who's always complaining that there's no all ages comics out there? You ask where the heroes have gone and where's the hero with true love. I think you've answered your own question. Frank Miller and Alan Moore (not on purpose, but still) made the dark/tainted hero popular again. I enjoy Sin City much in the same way I enjoy the Maltese Falcon - but I'd take A Princess of Mars over any of that any day of the week. It's because of people who prefer the Sin City stuff that there is less and less heroic/epic/love stories written - they don't sell as well.

Monday, July 10, 2006  

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