John Carter of Pixar; Brad Bird visits 1906?

Upcoming Pixar points to, where a quick chat with John Lasseter and Ed Catmull was enjoyed briefly at the world premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. During the conversation, Catmull admitted that Pixar’s adaptation of John Carter of Mars would be different than the previous, more kid-friendly films Pixar has done, as the movie will be based on the book. Furthermore, Catmull commented that the company has not yet worked on the picture much, as they have not had the property’s rights for very long. Likewise, writes that Brad Bird is in negotiations to direct 1906, based on James Dalessandro’s novel about the San Francisco quake of that year.