Walt Disney Picture has greenlit the movie John Carter of Mars, an upcoming live-action fantasy sci-fi movie about John Carter, the lead character in much of Edgar Rice Burroughs's 11-volume Barsoom series. Director Andrew Stanton (whose fame comes from his previous work for Pixar) is helming the project and Taylor Kitsch got the lead role as John Carter. Besides Taylor Kitsch the cast of John Carter of Mars can boast Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, and Willem Dafoe. The film is set to be released in Summer 2012.
"The movie John Carter of Mars chronicles the journey of American Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who finds himself battling a new and mysterious war amidst a host of strange Martian inhabitants, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins)."
- Taylor Kitsch as John Carter
- Lynn Collins as Dejah Thoris
- Willem Dafoe as Tars Tarkas, a Barsoomian warrior and ally of John Carter
- Thomas Haden Church as Hajus, a vicious Thark warrior
- Samantha Morton as Sola, daughter of Tars Tarkas
- Dominic West as Sab Than, prince of the Zodangans
- Polly Walker as Sarkoja, a merciless, tyrannical Thark
- James Purefoy as Kantos Kan, Captain of the ship Xavarian
- Mark Strong as Matai Shang, ruler of the godlike Therns
- Ciarán Hinds as Tardos Mors
- Bryan Cranston as a Civil War colonel who comes into conflict with Carter
- Daryl Sabara as Edgar Rice Burroughs
A few words from Director Andrew Stanton about the movie John carter of Mars:
Principal photography for John Carter of Mars started in London in January 2010. So more details and maybe even a few pictures of John carter of Mars should show up online soon. So stay tuned!