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A Note on John Carter of Mars

We’ve been getting a lot of e-mails lately pertaining to casting on Disney‘s John Carter of Mars and if we’re reporting on the upcoming project.

Here at Upcoming Pixar we fully support Andrew Stanton’s live-action debut at Disney. I myself am actually very excited for it, but if you notice, I emphasized that it’s a Disney movie and for now it seems it won’t be under the Disney•Pixar brand. My logic on posting JCoM news is basically: since a Pixar director (Stanton) is heading the project, news that is central on him will be posted. If not, it’s just like if I posted news about The Princess and the Frog or Bolt, both tied to Pixar, but essentially not.

Now that I’m on the topic of JCoM I might as well pass along the fact that main characters have been cast, although this won’t be the norm. Taylor Kitsch is John Carter, Lynn Collins will be Dejah Thoris, Thomas Haden Church is also rumored to be attached. Furthermore, the film will be shot in Utah starting in November.

Note: The above news is an example of that which I won’t take regularly. If you happen to come across big news primarily featuring Andrew Stanton, don’t hesitate to pass it along. If it’s more along the lines of casting and rumors, think twice. If you’re interested in following JCoM (as am I) check out Slash Film and First Showing‘s coverage, they’re doing an outstanding job at it, as usual!

Your thoughts?

0 Responses to A Note on John Carter of Mars

  1. Ha ha. I love how this is a former Pixar project, but it’s now by Disney, being directed by a Pixarian, heheh. But I think you should still report on it, since it’s being directed by Andrew. Just maybe not as much as you would about, say, newt.

  2. Anonymous says:

    well… I wish it was a pixar project; it would show that pixar would be expanding their ways of movie making… But will Brad Bird’s 1906 be from pixar, will it be animated or live action? Perhaps a better question is, “Where is 1906?”

  3. Simon-Simon says:

    Is that the real logo?

  4. Anonymous says:

    It looks kind of real. (THE LOGO)

  5. martini833 says:

    1) 1906 is live action and a WB/Disney collaboration as far as I know. It’s reportedly having some developmental issues. We’ll see how that goes…
    2) That’s the real logo for a release of the book but not the movie.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’m a bit worried about the casting..not exactly a pedigree of well known names or accomplished actors.
    thanks
    Greg

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