My friend Alan sent me a link to this:
I've been thinking about digging out the John Carter books. I've actually never read them, just some comics based on the ideas and characters. Apparently Pixar is signed up to do a trilogy based on the Carter books, which sounds cool. Strangely, the internet rumor is that Disney is planning to do this rather than filming all seven of the Narnia movies. Seems a little weird, since the first one, so far as I know, had a decent gross. I guess we'll see how Prince Caspian does. Nothing makes up studio execs' minds like slips of green paper.
Anyway. Civil War vet transported to Mars to fight giant eight-limbed aliens to save the alien princess and take her as his bride? Hey, what's not to like about that?
EDIT: Now that I've read the first book, allow me to say that the eight-limbed creatures are actually six-limbed. This will make a good movie. Except that everyone is naked, which might be hard to pull off. But apparently Martians don't wear clothes. Who knew?