From TheReelBits.com June 1, 2012
This morning, we were delighted to be invited to be a part of a virtual roundtable to celebrate the DVD and Blu-ray release of Disney’s John Carter. President of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc,James J. Sullos Jr. and archivist Cathy Wilbanks were on hand to answer questions about their involvement in the film, the maintenance of the archives, their role in the100 Years in the Making piece for the DVD/Blu-ray, the future of the properties and the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter – a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet.
We need to thank Disney for arranging this virtual discussion, Mango here in Australia for getting us access to the discussion and of course, Mr. Sullos and Ms. Wilbanks for their generous time and answers. The questions came in from a variety of sources, so let us know if you took part so we can link to you!