Jim Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. in Tarzana, with memorabilia.

Jim Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. in Tarzana, with memorabilia. Photo by David Sprague

Three years after the box-office fiasco of “John Carter,” the licensing company that owns the namesake character is looking for a studio to revive the fortunes of the 103-year-old interstellar adventurer.

Edgar Rice Burroughs, the same writer who invented Tarzan, created Carter in 1912 as a Civil War veteran who travels to Mars...

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