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 hadnt even heard about until a passing reference on AICN this morning. (Here the main goal seems to be to hitch a ride on Avatars 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, thats Traci Lords as a blonde, white-skinned Dejah Thoris; and yes, those are two-armed tharks. Yes, this looks very bad. Yes, Ill have to get it.
Roderick, do you have any comments on this thread? (It’s a critique of your theory of constitutive means.)