People have been trying to make Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom novels and his iconic hero John Carter of Mars into films since the 1930s, and it wasn’t until 2012 that Andrew Stanton released his adaptation. Now, a Presentation Reel of another adaptation has surfaced, and showed us what we might have gotten.
On its surface, Gumdrop is a rather straightforward short about a robot actress having her screen test for a movie with a big-name star. But Gumdrop herself is filled with buckets of wonderful nervous energy, and the short contains some surprising animated sequences, including ones in which our robot ingénue is…
Last week we discovered all about Disney's various John Carter movies that died out in development hell. Now take a look at the video pitch from Kerry Conran, director the visually handsome but sadly hollow movie Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
Oh, we had us a fine time tweet-lambasting our way through the groundbreakingly rendered missed opportunity, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. In case you missed it, here's the cream of the crop.