One of our pet projects here at Stately Beat Manor is tracking the progress of various attempts to adapt the John Carter books of Edgar Rice Burroughs to the screen. There have been many fits and starts over the long years, but now Andrew Stanton (WALL*E, FINDING NEMO) at Pixar is bringing this wild tale of imagination and fighting to the screen.
And now there is a poster for the first time!
However, due to Disney’s MARS NEEDS MOMS absolutely tanking at the BO earlier this year, JOHN CARTER OF MARS has lost the name of the planet and it’s now just JOHN CARTER…for now, anyway. Meanwhile, the poster still includes a stylized “M” for the no-no word.
That’s Taylor Kitsch (Gambit in WOLVERINE) as Carter. The rest of the cast includes Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, with Thomas Haden Church and Willem Dafoe. The film will be director Stanton’s live action debut, but there will be tons of mocap CGI for things like Tharks and warhoons.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.