A Princess of Mars

an Adapatation for the Screen
by David Cortesi

This is a complete, 120pp screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1913 classic science fiction novel, A Princess of Mars. It was Burroughs' first novel, and it introduced his unique vision of Mars and his hero, John Carter, who would feature in another dozen books.

Here is the screenplay as a PDF (right-click and save linked file).

The screenplay is part of a CELTX project that includes, besides the screenplay, extensive notes and scene breakdowns. To view the complete project:

On the left of that window see titles of the screenplay and supporting essays such as "Adapting the Princess" and "How to Speak Barsoomian."