Lords of Barsoom

While Disney and Pixar have been putting together a big-budget version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars, due out in 2012, apparently the folks at the Asylum – who have churned out a number of low-budget direct-to-dvd Burroughs and Verne adapatations, as well as such cleverly-titled films as Transmorphers, Snakes on a Train, and AVH: Alien vs. Hunter – have been working their magic on the same source material with Princess of Mars, another direct-to-dvd extravaganza that I hadn’t even heard about until a passing reference on AICN this morning. (Here the main goal seems to be to hitch a ride on Avatar’s coattails; when the main Barsoom movie comes out, I imagine the Asylum will emit a sequel.)

You can see a trailer and some stills at this site. Yes, that’s Traci Lords as a blonde, white-skinned Dejah Thoris; and yes, those are two-armed tharks. Yes, this looks very bad. Yes, I’ll have to get it.

One Response to Lords of Barsoom

  1. Michael Wiebe December 23, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    Roderick, do you have any comments on this thread? (It’s a critique of your theory of constitutive means.)

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