John Carter set for Hollywood reboot?
John Carter, the 2012 blockbuster that saw Disney lose over $200 million at the box office, could be set for a Hollywood reboot.
The rights to the film's source material, Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsroom stories, which feature the protagonist John Carter of Mars, have now reverted back to Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc, which looks after the author's estate.
The company has already said that it is determined to get the properties back on the big screen, with company President James Sullos saying in a statement: "We will be seeking a new partner to help develop new adventures on film as chronicled in the eleven Mars novels Burroughs wrote. This adventure never stops."
He continued: "Along with a new 'Tarzan' film in development by Warner Bros., we hope to have 'John Carter Of Mars' become another major franchise to entertain world-wide audiences of all ages."
John Carter starred Friday Night Lights leading man Taylor Kitsch in the title role as well as Mark Strong, Dominic West and Lynn Collins. Costing a reported $250 million to make, it only grossed $284 million at the box office. Given blockbusters need to generally double their money to break even, it fell a long way short of that.