One of my favorite literary characters just had a birthday not too long ago. Tarzan of the Apes turned 100 years old in October. I am a huge fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs in general and Tarzan in particular, and I’ve done columns about the ape-man and his various imitators before– here, here, and here, [...]
Scott Tracy Griffin will sign his coffee-table book about Edgar Rice Burroughs' Lord of the Jungle, 'Tarzan The Centennial Celebration,' on Saturday at the Aero Theatre at a screening of 'John Carter.' Even at 100, Tarzan, the Lord of the Jungle, is still the ultimate swinger. Show More Summary
Everyone knows Tarzan, but how many people know the real Lord of the Jungle? Last month, the ubiquitous figure turned a whopping 100, and to celebrate his legacy, Edgar Rice Burroughs expert Scott Tracy Griffin has collected an enormous, glossy volume filled with rare art, movie stills, and insights on every corner of the Tarzan universe. With [...]
It was the late Ray Bradbury, one of America's most esteemed speculative-fiction authors, who cited novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs--best known as the creator of Tarzan--as the genre's leading authority as well as "the most influential writer, bar none, of our century."
Alexander Skarsgard could be stepping into the role of Edgar Rice Burrough's iconic jungle hero. Variety reports that director David Yates wants the "True Blood" star to headline his upcoming Tarzan and that Samuel L. Jackson is up for a role as well. Featuring a screenplay by Stephen Sommers and Stuart Beattie, the live action Warner Bros. Show More Summary
Earlier this year, Disney released John Carter, a movie based on a well known series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and despite the resounding indifference that met its release it seems that more of Burroughs’ work will soon be coming to the big screen. The Man known as The King of the Jungle to [...]
Undaunted by the public indifference to the last Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation starring a brooding shirtless guy, Warner Bros. has signed Harry Potter director David Yates to head up its long-in-development new take on Tarzan—the jungle...Show More Summary
David Yates, the director of the last four Harry Potter films, has finally committed to his next project — and we’re told it will be a big-screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan at Warner Bros. Pictures.No word on its cast — Yates only committed to the project on Monday — ... More »
As of this summer, there was still a considerable interest in Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ mostly hairless ape. Writer Adam Cozad revealed some heavy interest from directors for his take, Hustle & Flow director Craig Brewer was planning a trip...Show More Summary
You may or may not remember that Kellan Lutz (Twilight) was announced a while back as the “star” of a new mo-cap animated version of Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ pulp hero Tarzan. I didn’t remember, at least until I saw a flash of the trailer a couple days ago, and the news break was just back [...]
Reinhard Klooss directs this 3D animated feature that puts Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic character in a modern-day setting. [...]
By now everyone must know that the James Bond movie franchise is celebrating its 50th anniversary, but how many people know that 1912 is the centenary of another superhero: Tarzan Of The Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs? Telegraph readers do. Show More Summary
A while ago, I finished reading The Mars Triology by Edgar Rice Burroughs and which serve as the basis for the recent movie, John Carter. This part from The Warlord of Mars is very prescient: The aide took us to … Continue reading ?
Edgar Rice Burroughs' home in Tarzana is gone, but the offices where his family business — and everything Tarzan — is administered remains behind a low wall on Ventura...
For Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs fans, as well as Angelenos who want to learn something about early Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley history, the Tarzan Centennial should provide an interesting and fun weekend.
As far as I know, the late essayist Gore Vidal never wrote about comics or cartooning. The artist Steve Lieber mentioned on twitter that Vidal did write an essay on Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan. I think it's worth a scan if you have...Show More Summary
Earlier this year, the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter world, John Carter of Mars, hit theaters in the wake of great expectations. Unfortunately, it was met with disappointment from both sci-fi fans and Burroughs enthusiasts alike. Even before the official release, the early reviews made it out to be mediocre at best, dooming [...]
Author Edgar Rice Burroughs’s battle for Barsoom hit the big screen earlier this year, 100 years after we first journeyed to Mars through the eyes of a Civil War-weary John Carter. Despite some faults, it’s a visually stunning adaptation with first-rate effects. Show More Summary
I’ve said before that John Carter was a perfectly cromulent sense-of-wonder movie, doomed by crappy marketing… and the fact that most professional film critics couldn’t/wouldn’t understand that Edgar Rice Burroughs has been mined by just about every successful sf/fantasy movie-maker for the last 100 years. (A lot of the material the filmsnobs declared “derivative” actually [...]
I have never read A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burrows, but I knew a lot of people who did who were very excited when they heard that Disney was making a movie named after the title character John Carter. But as the movie trailers...Show More Summary