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John Carter: Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs Kickstarter campaign starts today 1st March 2022

Today; 1st March 2022 FNCPR are pleased to announce the start of the official crowdfunding initiative for Historic Sci-fi Legend John Carter Warlord of Mars.


Today; 1st March 2022 FNCPR are pleased to announce the start of the official crowdfunding initiative for Historic Sci-fi Legend John Carter Warlord of Mars. The PC gaming game being developed by Hypnotic Ants Studio. John Carter Warlord of Mars will be reimagined and with the aid of

Commencing in 1945 gameplay will centre on the soldier John Carter and his mission to find Adolf Hitler's secret projects operation. The orders for this mission come directly from Ian Fleming triggering the start of an epic sci-fi adventure. Within his quest John Carter finds experimental technology that ultimately transports him to 'Barsoom' known to us on Earth as the fourth planet in our solar system, the red planet, Mars.

When on Barsoom the action follows John Carter as he meets the weird and wonderful natives of Barsoom, acclimatising himself to Martian gravity, the local customs and Martian languages. His mission includes meeting the mighty Thark warrior, Tars Tarkas, fighting with giant ape-like monsters and falling in love with the beautiful Princess of Mars, Dejah Thoris.

John Carter Warlord of Mars is the planet-hopping hero that was conceived over 110 years ago by genre-defining writer, Edgar Rice Burroughs. As well as being the central character in 11 novels since 1912, he has featured in various comic book incarnations, table-top games and a feature film all spanning several decades. Carter's adventures have left a lasting cultural legacy, inspiring writers and scientists like Ray Bradbury, Jerry Siegal and Carl Sagan. He also profoundly influenced series like Flash Gordon and blockbusters like George Lucas' Star Wars and James Cameron's Avatar. Gamers now have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Burroughs' epic fantasy world, with the new game set to be available on PC; bringing the historic sci-fi fantasy to a contemporary audience.

Ian Fleming, the illustrious creator of James Bond, will be characterised in a videogame for the first time ever. Before he put pen to paper on his iconic James Bond novels, Lieutenant Commander Fleming worked for Britain's Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War. Fleming was involved in the conception or execution of Operation Golden Eye, Operation Mincemeat and Operation Ruthless to name a few and in the planning and oversight of two intelligence units: 30 Assault Unit and T-Force.

Find-out more by searching Kickstarter for John Carter Warlord of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., manages and licences the creative works of novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs – including Tarzan of the Apes® and John Carter of Mars®. FNCPR Ltd. has acquired the licence to develop and publish the John Carter: Warlord of Mars game.
Through this cooperation, the grandfather of science fiction meets state-of-the-art gaming technology in an all-action, first-person adventure video game, bringing the world's oldest interplanetary warrior to life across PC.
The voice cast includes two BAFTA winners. David Elliott takes the lead role of Carter, Brian Bovell as Tars Tarkas, and Kezia Burrows playing the Princess of Mars, Dejah Thoris.

With a deep and epic back catalogue of material to draw on, the longer-term character and game development options are boundless.

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About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc:
From its Tarzana, California headquarters, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., administers the intellectual property of American author Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950), one of the twentieth century's most prolific and enduring writers. Mr. Burroughs' 80+ novels and 40+ short stories have been adapted into 61 feature films and 249 television episodes, and are featured in comic books, video games, apparel, and other merchandise. Through worldwide ownership of copyrights and trademarks, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in film, television, radio publishing, and theatrical stage productions. The company, which licences the copyrights and trademarks of Mr. Burroughs' fictional heroes, including Tarzan of the Apes®, John Carter of Mars®, Carson Napier™ of Venus, and many more, is owned by his heirs and operates from offices the author built in 1927 on the site of his former Tarzana ranch in the San Fernando Valley.

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27+ years involved in all aspects of video gaming and its growth. The company has worked on some of the biggest games in the industry.

The Annual London Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, or SCI-FI-LONDON as they are better known, is the UK's only dedicated science fiction film festival and is recognised internationally as a great place to premiere and showcase new science fiction cinema. They seek out thought-provoking, challenging and exciting genre films, be they short form, features or relevant documentaries. The festival also runs a 48hour filmmaking challenge which has produced over 1300 films. In addition, the festival helps emerging talent and has produced feature and short films, books and exhibitions. The festival celebrates its 22 year in 2022.

About Hypnotic Ants studio
The studio opened its doors in Poland in 2017. Before Hypnotic Ants the developers had gained experience while working on many projects including Witcher 2&3, Sniper Ghost Warrior 2, and many others. Hypnotic Ants latest project is Medic: Pacific War which is a third-person action game in which the player gets the opportunity to become a medic of the US Army during WWII biggest war battles on the Pacific front.

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About the cast:
Born on 27th July 1981, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He won the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in the film 'Kajaki', beating Robert Carlyle and David Tennant to the prize.
David started his acting career on stage, going on to tour all over the UK with multi-award-winning shows such as 'Decky Does a Bronco' and 'Hangover', which he also wrote and directed to rave reviews. His breakthrough leading role was in the war film 'Kajaki' ('Kilo Two Bravo'), which led to him winning a BAFTA award for his role as real-life war hero Cpl Mark Wright. Other leading man roles include Jackie van Beek's New Zealand-based relationship drama 'The Inland Road', which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. He is most recently known as Jonesy in Sky One's number one hit show 'Bulletproof '. Alongside acting David also continues to write and direct.

Kezia trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, is a BAFTA member and an Open Door People buddy. She has recently been nominated for Best Lead Actress in the feature film Nobody Girl at the North Europe International Film Festival: London Edition, and seen with Tony Jordan as a lead in his BBC TV series CRASH. Kezia has done some great work in games, and the computer game OBSERVATION, where Kezia voices lead Dr. Emma Fisher, won BAFTA's Best British Game 2020 and BAFTA Scotland's Best Game.She also performed in the all-star cast video game Squadron 42 / Star Citizen, including Gary Oldman and Mark Hamill.

Born in October 1959, Brian is a veteran of stage and screen. Whether you know him as The Bill's DC Rob Thatcher or Jez in the popular comedy Gimme Gimme Gimme, you will have seen and heard him on TV for the past 40 years! Brian's big-screen credits include Jamie Johnson, Babylon, Love Actually, Strike and the critically acclaimed Secrets and Lies.

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