Jon FavreauAs we reported last week, Jon Favreau is now attached to direct John Carter of Mars, an adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs sci-fi series. It's a project that, according to the Swingers scribe himself, has been in development for the past 75 years. "It actually was a project when Snow White was being made. It was supposed to be the first animated feature from Disney from what I understand." Makes you wonder where Disney would've gone had they chosen this as their first, huh? Favreau claims that his version will be live-action, and that he will try to stay away from overloading the thing with CGI. "I think computer technology is great for movies, but I don't think it's something that you should fall back on all the time." Can I get an amen! Favreau's lust to jump into the sci-fi game means he will not be helming an Elf sequel, which is said to already have Will Ferrell attached with a loosely scheduled 2007 release. Previously, Robert Rodriguez was brought onto Mars by AICN chief Harry Knowles as a possible director, but because he opted to leave the DGA in order to make Sin City (good move or bad move?), it meant he wasn't allowed to direct this one. Only time will tell if Favreau has what it takes to go all intergalactic. After all, Jette was "pleasantly surprised" by Zathura, so our fingers are crossed.
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