John Carter is one of those properties that has been passed around from company to company over the years, with each allowing the option expire before anything substantial could be done.  Disney has had its hands on the Edgar Rice Burrough’s book since 2007, with Andy Stanton and Mark Andrews writing a draft of the film, now called The Princess of Mars.

Word from Pulitzer prize-winner author Michael Chabon indicates the film may be closer to going into production as the scribe has confirmed he was brought on to polish the script.

“I’ve been hired to do some revisions to an already strong script by Andrew Stanton and Mark Andrews,” Chabon said. “I wrote my original screenplay The Martian Agent back in 1995 because I wished I could do [Edgar Rice] Burroughs’s Barsoom. So this is pretty much a dream come true for me.”

Stanton is directing the film, which is expected to be in theaters in 2012.

via The Amazing Website of Kavalier & Clay

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