Nerd Boner!!!! One of my favorite books series of all time would have to be the Edgar Rice Burrough's 'John Carter of Mars' collection. My god, these books were phenomenal. They are in public domain now, which means if you have a digital reader (Ipad, Kindle, etc) you can download them for FREE. I suggest you do.
Anyway, director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E) is tackling the first big budget film adaption of the books, with Taylor Kitsch (Gambit in the Wolverine:Origins movie) playing Carter. It's coming from Disney and everything that has been shot already is going to be coated with digital animated effects to give Mars the creepy feel that the Red Planet deserves. The whole film has been shot, and now they will take the WHOLE year of 2011 to treat it in Post Production.With the finished product just about a year away, we are finally getting the first look at the movie poster.
Wow... that looks awesome. I have high hopes for this one. If you are looking for some summer reading, this is the way to go. You will love these books. If not, the film opens on 3/9/2012. It features Kitsch plus Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, and Samantha Morton. I can't wait.