John Carter of Mars finally coming to theaters

John Carter of mars painted by Frank Frazetta
John Carter of mars painted by Frank Frazetta

Andrew Stanton (WALL•E) told Sci-Fi Wire the scoop on Disney’s adaptation of sci-fi pulp comic John Carter of Mars. First of all, it’s actually moving forward, after years on the development wagon, and a boat-load of directors, including Robert Rodriguez (Sin City), Kerry Conran (Sky Captain), Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and now Stanton.

“I’m deep into it. I’m on my next draft of it. We’re in pre-production art-wise, and we’re starting to talk to actors. So it’s full bore” he said during the Los Angeles Film Critics Association award ceremony on Monday.

Stanton, who also wrote the latest draft of the script, also confirmed that the movie will be live-action, saying “Yeah, I think that’s the only way. I mean, there are so many creatures and characters that half of it’s going to be CG whether you want it to be [or not], just to realize some of these images that are in the book. But it will feel real. The whole thing will feel very, very believable.”

He also added that he’s shooting for a two-hour film, and explained Pixar’s involvement with the project. CLICK HERE to read the interview.

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