Today I have a new article up on the Amazing Stories blog page. It’s a review of a fascinating book, “John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood,” by Michael D. Sellers. It tells the inside story of how a highly anticipated live-action sci-fi flick based on Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 year old novel, A Princess of Mars, turned into one of the worst box office disasters in movie history.
Sellers’ account shows how incompetency and mismanagement on the part of all involved in making and promoting the film, along with Disney executives who had bigger fish to fry, led to Disney writing off the film as a $200 million dollar loss only 10 days after it was released.
Check it out here.