To add to Sunday’s announcement that casting has started on John Carter of Mars, Andrew Stanton confirmed that the forthcoming project will be done at Disney instead of Pixar in a Sci Fi Wire interview.
During LA Film Critics Awards (where WALL•E won Best Picture) Andrew stated, "Well, it’s not being done by the Pixar crew. It’s being done by Disney, and I’m sort of being loaned out. We’re sort of using any element that we need to to make the film right. We’re not being purist with Pixar, but Pixar’s a brand that you have to trust that’s for all ages. This story of John Carter is not going to be an all-ages film."
What we know so far:
• Mark Andrews is co-writing.
• Andrew Stanton is going for his own look.
• Pixar will not do special effects
• It’s a Disney production.
• First draft done.
• Casting has started.
Now where’s the news on Brad Bird’s 1906?