Edgar Rice Burroughs’ books (John Carter of Mars, The Gods of Mars, A Princess of Mars) are public domain, which means anyone can create works based on his books. Of course, Disney and Andrew Stanton’s are currently prepping John Carter of Mars, which apparently inspired ASYLUM (Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus, Transmorphers: Fall of Man) to create their take on A Princess of Mars instead. Based on the novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a US soldier finds himself inexplicably transported to Mars in the midst of a war between two alien races.
Who would be the perfect Deja Thoris (Princess of Mars)? Well, of course Disney chose Lynn Collins – so naturally ASYLUM chose former porn star and scream queen Traci Lords for the role.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.
Trailer For Princess of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel ‘A Princess of Mars’ is the first of his famous Barsoom series. It is also Burroughs’ first novel, predating his Tarzan stories. Full of swordplay and daring feats, the story is considered a classic example of 20th century pulp fiction. It is a seminal example of the planetary romance genre, which became highly popular in the decades to follow, and also has some elements of Westerns. It is set on a dying Mars, informed by ideas popularized by astronomer Percival Lowell in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
It inspired a number of well known 20th century science fiction writers, including Ray Bradbury, John Norman and Arthur C. Clarke, and was also inspirational for many scientists in the fields of space exploration and the search of extraterrestrial life, including scientist Carl Sagan, who read the novel as a child.