Shakespeare, you say? And I have to type how long?
02 Sep 2004
According to AICN, Taylor Kitsch has been cast as John Carter. Lynn Collins (Wolverine's girlfriend in Origins) has been cast as Dejah Thoris. I really like Taylor Kitsch but I'm not sure if he's right for the part. JC seems like he should be older and more world-weary. But I'm willing to give him a shot. The movie starts filming later this year in Utah.
I'm not sure there's a modern actress fit to play Deja Thoris. Deja had curves
Major, major curves.
Lisa Sparxxx would work.
Burroughs had her as slender, but I think more boys became men thinking of Frazetta's plump heroine.
And the sight which met my eyes was that of a slender, girlish figure, similar in every detail to the earthly women of my past life. She did not see me at first, but just as she was disappearing through the portal of the building which was to be her prison she turned, and her eyes met mine. Her face was oval and beautiful in the extreme, her every feature was finely chiseled and exquisite, her eyes large and lustrous and her head surmounted by a mass of coal black, waving hair, caught loosely into a strange yet becoming coiffure. Her skin was of a light reddish copper color, against which the crimson glow of her cheeks and the ruby of her beautifully molded lips shone with a strangely enhancing effect.
She was as destitute of clothes as the green Martians who accompanied her; indeed, save for her highly wrought ornaments she was entirely naked, nor could any apparel have enhanced the beauty of her perfect and symmetrical figure.
If they're going to steal the cast from Wolverine, then they should have lifted Hugh Jackman. The kid who plays Gambit is just too slender and small to be the John Carter of the books; he also lacks the gravitas to play that role as well.
I'm reading these right now. These are the Frazetta covers to the 1971 Doubleday hardbacks. I'm not sure why the Doubleday Science Fiction Book Club chose to start with the second John Carter book.
My first John Carter read was the Fighting Man/Mastermind of Mars Doubleday book that I found at the library. The Frazetta cover sold me. When eBay hit the scene, my first quest was to buy up every ERB hardback that I'd heard of but never seen.
The art inserts had me trying to draw like Frazetta for months.
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