From the Pixar creator, Andrew Stanton, that brought you the likes of Finding Nemo and Wall-E we are getting his first live-action film, John Carter. Stanton’s not the only one branching out from Pixar recently, his counterpart, Brad Bird is deciding to also branch into the way of live-action. Bird, known for The Incredibles and Ratatouille, will be directing Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol later this year.
John Carter was formerly known as a different title for awhile. It was titled John Carter of Mars. This live-action film stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, and Willem Dafoe.
In all honesty when the trailer first started up and I saw it had a flashback to like a desert and people fighting with swords I thought of Prince of Persia: Sands of Times. When that comes to mind, I automatically think of a pile of shit. I didn’t like that movie at all. However later in the trailer you see aliens, so then I didn’t know what to think. It seems like the trailer jumps between three different places in time. I was honestly confused after seeing this, I couldn’t quite figure out the premise for the movie… It left me wanting more explanation on the premise though.
Check out the first trailer below. It is going to be attached in front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
John Carter hits theaters March 9th, 2012.
From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.