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    I just saw , on the T.V. , that Disney is making a John Carter of Mars movie. Okay all well and good but why is it that the studios only use two of Edgar Rice Burroughs works. Tarzan of the Apes or John Carter. How about his other stuff Carson Napier of Venus , The Caspak series , The Moon series and my favorite The Pellucidar series . And some of his other works not in a series at all but very good . Just a thought

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    Originally posted by Yankee View Post
    I just saw , on the T.V. , that Disney is making a John Carter of Mars movie. Okay all well and good but why is it that the studios only use two of Edgar Rice Burroughs works. Tarzan of the Apes or John Carter. How about his other stuff Carson Napier of Venus , The Caspak series , The Moon series and my favorite The Pellucidar series . And some of his other works not in a series at all but very good . Just a thought
    Give them time, they'll eventually cash in on everything they can. We'll have lots of eye candy as a result.
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    • #3
      Movies have been made based on the Pellucidar and Caspak books. Both stared Doug McClure. Titles were At the Earth's Core and (I think)The Land that Time Forgot. Unfortunately, neither were very good.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SeaDog48 View Post
        Movies have been made based on the Pellucidar and Caspak books. Both stared Doug McClure. Titles were At the Earth's Core and (I think)The Land that Time Forgot. Unfortunately, neither were very good.
        The Doug McClure Land that Time Forgot wasn't as bad as the C. Thomas Howell version.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Yankee View Post
          I just saw , on the T.V. , that Disney is making a John Carter of Mars movie. Okay all well and good but why is it that the studios only use two of Edgar Rice Burroughs works. Tarzan of the Apes or John Carter. How about his other stuff Carson Napier of Venus , The Caspak series , The Moon series and my favorite The Pellucidar series . And some of his other works not in a series at all but very good . Just a thought
          I agree! Probably because very few people have heard of, much less read, any of those?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by OpanaPointer View Post
            The Doug McClure Land that Time Forgot wasn't as bad as the C. Thomas Howell version.
            Yes I agree but I'm looking for movies of all three Caspac novles, And the one movie with Doug McClure and Pete Cushing was pretty poorly made . I'm talking about a good version of all the books. Five in all I think I found them all on Albris a while back . By the way the last Caspack novel is Titles Out of Time's Aybiss no one has done that .

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            • #7
              No one has done H.P. Lovecraft or A.E. Merritt, either, nor have they done and of Howard's books except Conan. Howard also wrote the Bran MacMorn series and the Kull of Atlantis series.

              Part of the problem is that no one in Hollywoody actually reads anymore.
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              • #8
                "The Dunwich Horror" was done.

                It includes the funniest book rest in cinema history. (And a Sandra Dee body double.)

                This are at least two "Call of Cthulhu" movies.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                  No one has done H.P. Lovecraft or A.E. Merritt, either, nor have they done and of Howard's books except Conan. Howard also wrote the Bran MacMorn series and the Kull of Atlantis series.

                  Part of the problem is that no one in Hollywoody actually reads anymore.
                  Actually there have been a few adaptations of Howard's works. Red Sonja,Kull the Conqueror(which was crap) and Solomon Kane have been made into feature films.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                    No one has done H.P. Lovecraft or A.E. Merritt, either, nor have they done and of Howard's books except Conan. Howard also wrote the Bran MacMorn series and the Kull of Atlantis series.
                    I recall hearing a movie production of Howard's Solomon Cain series was in production. I always thought that was his best character.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Martok View Post
                      I recall hearing a movie production of Howard's Solomon Cain series was in production. I always thought that was his best character.
                      The movie was not to bad but it lacked something. Good fight scenes a pretty good storyline but they might of tried to do to much. if they are doing another Solomon Kane movie this one makes sense asa great set up movie

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Martok View Post
                        I recall hearing a movie production of Howard's Solomon Cain series was in production. I always thought that was his best character.
                        It has been out for a couple years now. Sadly it has never been released in the U.S.
                        You can find it online. IMHO it is the best adaptation of Howard's work.
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