Before the film that became known as Disney's John Carter ended up in the doubtlessly capable hands of WALL-E and Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton, the live-action adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic adventure hero was to be a Paramount Pictures production called John Carter of Mars, helmed by Kerry Conran, director of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. A demo reel that includes test special effects, some human performances and loads of beautiful conceptual image
If you thought you could make it out of this week without a new comic book rights lawsuit, you were wrong.
ERB, Inc., the family company that administers the various intellectual properties owned or associated with the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, is suing Dynamite Entertainment for trademark infringement with respect to the publisher's line of comics based on Burroughs' John Carter of Mars and Tarzan material, seeking a surrender of profits as well as a recall of products sold specifically in the United Kingdom. Amusingly, the suit also specifically objects to Dynamite's famously plentiful and bawdy variant covers, describ