FILM: New Images from John Carter (Of Mars)

Posted: November 29, 2011 in Film
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I’m one of the few people genuinely excited for John Carter, the upcoming science-fiction film from Disney based on the classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The film was actually something Disney had planned to distribute in the 1980s with Tom Cruise to star. Why the 30 year delay? Similar to Avatar, the reasoning was that visual effects weren’t up to par to produce the film. Fast forward a few decades, and technology has progressed in ways that the greatest dreamers could have only imagined. Another reason for excitement? The director will be Andrew Stanton’s first shot at a live-action film. If the name sounds familiar, it should. Stanton is the writer and director of several modern day classics from Pixar: Finding Nemo and Wall-E to name a few. The man certainly has proven to have an eye for beautiful storytelling. But what challenges will live-action present? From these newly released photos, John Carter will be as beautiful as his animated work.

The film follows a former military veteran (Taylor Kitsch of Friday Night Lights fame) who is transported to Mars where he becomes embroiled in a conflict with the planet’s inhabitants. In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter realizes that the survival of the planet’s people rests in his hands. John Carter opens March 9, 2012.

  1. […] audience, Disney is pulling out all the stops three months before its release. After it released new production photos earlier this week, the company sent Kitsch to Jimmy Kimmel last night to promote the film and now, […]

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