The estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs is in negotiations with Walt Disney Pictures to turn the eleven volume "John Carter of Mars" series of books into a motion picture franchise, according to TMZ.com.

Two years ago, Paramount hired Jon Favreau to direct it, and The Mummy producers Sean Daniel and Jim Jacks, to produce it and the estate briefly negotiated with Fox and Walden Media to make the movie there, but that deal fell through and none of the above mentioned are still attached to the project.