The Backbrain has already shown you how John Carter (Antonio Sabato, Jr.) and Tars Tarkas are to be depicted in The Asylum’s upcoming version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Princess of Mars (US-2009; dir. Mark Atkins), but what of the titular Princess herself, who is to be played by Traci Lords?
In the book Dejah Thoris is described as stunning beautiful — “beautiful in the extreme”, in fact — with “coal black hair”, “light reddish copper” skin and “save for her highly wrought ornaments … entirely naked”.
Well, we’ve got some pictures of Traci as Dejah for you … but don’t get too excited. This is a family movie. You can’t expect it to align too closely to the original source text, can you?
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Above: Tars Tarkas, John Carter and Dejah Thoris line-up.
See if you can identify the Princess.
No! That’s John Carter. Guess again!
Yep, well done! That’s her.
Dejah Thoris ready for action!
But she’s arrested for being wantonly blonde!
She’s obviously too buxom to escape through those gaps!
- Source: Official Asylum website
- Postscript: I note the poster claims that “A Princess of Mars” inspired James Cameron’s upcoming scifi epic, Avatar. Is that true?