Praise From the Legendary Author/Editor

“A must read for every fan of John Carter and Edgar Rice Burroughs, and every film buff intrigued by the “inside baseball” aspects of modern Hollywood.”

RICHARD A. LUPOFF

author of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Master of Adventure
and Barsoom: Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Martian Vision

 
 
 

How did the treasured classic that inspired Avatar, Star Wars, and more become a calamity of epic proportions?

It took 100 years to bring Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars to the big screen. It took Disney Studios just ten days to declare the film a flop, withdraw it from distribution, and lock it away in the Disney vaults. How did this project, despite its quarter-billion dollar budget, the brilliance of director Andrew Stanton, and the creative talents of legendary Pixar Studios, become a calamity of historic proportions?

Michael Sellers, a filmmaker and Hollywood insider himself, saw the disaster approaching and fought to save the project – but without success. In John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, Sellers details every blunder and betrayal that led to the doom of the motion picture – and that left countless Hollywood careers in the wreckage.

John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood is a must-read for every fan of John Carter and Edgar Rice Burroughs, and every film buff intrigued by the “inside baseball” aspects of modern Hollywood.

— Richard A. Lupoff
author of Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure
and Barsoom: Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Martian Vision