Sunday, January 25, 2009
Going Back To "Old School" Mars...
Or why I loooove Andrew Stanton...
Not in that way. Shaadup!
Andrew Stanton spoke during a writers panel held at the Santa Barbara Film Festival and as has been the case lately, John Carter came up.
Here's the cliff notes:
It will be live-action, but it's not going to be a stylized version. Almost as if you dropped in a National Geographic documentary film crew on the red planet and discovered a long, lost civilization.
The project is huge and is a great challenge for him.
It will be a Walt Disney Picture(as we mentioned before) not a Pixar film, but being as Pixar is now Disney that shouldn't even need to be mentioned.
No plans for 3D, but Disney will probably pressure him(and they will, I'm sure).
The second draft of the script is done and casting will begin soon.
And my favorite bit of news is John Carter will be a Civil War soldier, which means if you know your Edgar Rice Burroughs, then you'll understand that Stanton is keeping it a faithful adaption. I've read a few adaptions of this and everyone tried to make it a "modern" John Carter set in present day events. They just didn't get it... and Andrew Stanton does. Which is why I loooove him.
Hat Tip to Ain't It Cool News.