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July 12, 2011
Why is the classic "Earthman goes to Mars and becomes leader to the green and red men" Edgar Rice Burrough's story "Princess of Mars" getting renamed to "John Carter?"
Well, we don't actually know, but that's not going to stop us from giving you several answers to that question.
"Princess" seemed a bit too chick-flick, and the film's expectedly skimpy wardrobe for women puts it definitely out of that camp.
John Carter has posters that just show the initials "J.C." which might get the bible belters into the theater (given they won't read much more than the poster.
"Princess of Mars" has been made into a movie once, recently, because the book rights have fallen into the public domain (much to the dismay of Disney/Pixar who paid a bundle for the rights before the PD status kicked-in. Oops. The cheaply made prior film stars, get this, Traci Lords. Sounds like a good thing, but believe us it was not.
Hollywood doesn't like anything that it hasn't sufficiently screwed with enough to disappoint the fan base.
We're going with the last one, based on overwhelming current evidence.
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