One of the few times that sort of statement is appropriate.What? With that much clothing on? She's no Queen of Mars! Jesus, why not just get a nun!?
Yeah, in the picture above she looks like a young Katey Sagal. Not exactly the mental image I had of Dejah Thoris. The look she had in Wolverine comes a bit closer, but she still has too much of a girl next door thing going on IMHO.Just looking at her IMDB pictures, she seems to be able to pull off a lot of interesting looks. From blonde to sorta Native American in Wolverine. Interesting.
In January 2007, Disney regained the rights, acquiring them this time for Andrew Stanton and writer Mark Andrews. By 2008 they completed the first draft for part one of a film trilogy. Having completed WALL-E, Stanton planned to have his next film out in 2012, the centenary of the series. Stanton and Wells visited Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.'s archives in Tarzana, California, as part of their research. Jim Morris, general manager of Pixar, said the film will have a unique look separate from Frank Frazetta's illustrations, which they found dated. Ed Catmull said Pixar will not do the special effects; Stanton noted he was effectively being "loaned" to Walt Disney Pictures because Pixar is an all-ages brand, whereas John Carter will be rated PG-13. The first film will be based on just the first novel. Stanton noted that although he had less time on pre-production than any of his animated projects, since he had read the novels as a child this made it easier because he had visualized scenes a long time ago. He does not intend to shoot in Disney Digital 3-D, although he fears the studio will force him to. In April 2009, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon confirmed he had been hired to do revisions to the script. Production is expected to begin in November 2009 in Utah.
The irony here is that Frazetta's work generally (not just his Burroughs stuff) marked a huge leap in fantasy illustration toward a more dynamic and naturalistic look, compared to some of the extremely dated art that can be found in pulps of the '30s and '40s. (The Weird Tales covers for Howard's Conan stories, for example, look like stills from a bad silent movie.) The ERBzine website has some examples of the 1940s John Carter comics, which aren't bad but definitely reflect a '40s aesthetic. While Frazetta does have a certain '60s/'70s vibe to his paintings, I think it's more probable that the filmmakers are probably more concerned with being original and trying to get out from under his shadow.Jim Morris, general manager of Pixar, said the film will have a unique look separate from Frank Frazetta's illustrations, which they found dated.