Chabon will adapt the text of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, “Princess of Mars” for the big-screen for Disney. The novel is the first of eleven novels about Carter that could be adapted for the big-screen.
Chabon won the Hugo award last year for his novel, “The Yiddish Policeman’s Union.” He also wrote the best-selling novel, “The Adventures of Cavalier and Clay” and wrote an early draft of “Spider-Man 2.”
“I’ve been hired to do some revisions to an already strong script by Andrew Stanton and Mark Andrews,” Chabon said on his web site. “I wrote my original screenplay ‘The Martian Agent’ back in 1995 because I wished I could do [Edgar Rice] Burroughs’s Barsoom. So this is pretty much a dream come true for me.”