http://superherohype.com/news.php?id=3073 http://www.nowplayingmag.com/content/view/1605/2/ Screenwriter Ehren Kruger is a busy man these days. With The Brothers Grimm and The Skeleton Key both coming this summer, plus scripts for Blood and Chocolate and John Carter of Mars in progress, the Ring and Scream 3 scripter is clearly sticking to the sci-fi and horror pictures that he got his start with. Now Playing recently grabbed Kruger for a quick update on some of these projects. Im in the writing process for John Carter of Mars, working with the director [Sky Captains] Kerry Conran, says Kruger of the Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation. Hes in, too, with his visual design team the effects, and the sort of outlandish worlds that need to be created for that. He has to design all that. So were pretty [well] along with the script. Its a faithful adaptation to the novels, but the novels were written in the teens and 20s, so theres some degree of modernization just to the tone of them. But in terms to the story, we are trying to be as faithful as we can because those novels inspired a lot of the science fiction and fantasy that came later in the century. Woo-hoo! I've been waiting twenty years for someone to attempt this movie. Having Conran attached to direct is a perfect idea IMO.