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John Carter

John Carter is a Solar System based science fiction which was released in 2012 and is directed by Andrew Stanton.

Although best known for the stories of Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs other creation was John Carter, a civil war veteran who gets transported to Mars somehow. On Mars he meets with the Barsoomians, the human inhabitents of the planet. The Martians call Mars Barsoom. The human inhabitents do not wear clothes, just jewellary. You won`t therefore be surprised to read that that part of the story will be changed.

The film is based largely on "A Princess of Mars", the first in a series of eleven books that chronicles the stories of Barssom and its inhabitents. John and Dejah are the common characters in all the stories but sometimes they do take a back seat, If the film does well then it could be the start of many John Carter films but time will tell.

The film was filmed both in the UK at Shepperton Studios and in the deserts of Utah to represent the barren wastelands of Mars, oops, Barsoom.

Edgar appears in the story as the nephew of John who gets recanted the stories of the Barsooms.

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