Michael Chabon attached to rewrite Andrew Stanton’s “A Princess of Mars”

Andrew Stanton’s adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs pulp legend John Carter of Mars just got a new screenwriter.


Michael Chabon, author of such books as The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, has signed on to rewrite the script for Disney’s big-screen adaption of A Princess of Mars, the first of eleven books in the John Carter saga


The novelist, who worked on the script for Spider-Man 2, noted that his love for pulp writer Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original A Princess Of Mars stories were an early inspiration for him: “I wrote my original screenplay The Martian Agent back in 1995 because I wished I could do Burroughs’s Barsoom,” he added. “So this is pretty much a dream come true for me.”


Stephen Daldry is attached to direct a big screen version of his acclaimed book The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay.