EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director Andrew Stanton Talks 'John Carter'

Monday, 05 March 2012 11:36
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Opening in theaters on March 9th is the new 3D science fantasy film John Carter, which is based on an eleven volume series of novels entitled Barsoom by legendary author Edgar Rice Burroughs. The movie is helmed by Academy Award winning director Andrew Stanton (WALL-E) and stars Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) in the title role. John Carter also features a supporting cast that includes Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man), Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3), Samantha Morton (Minority Report), Dominic West (300), Ciaran Hinds (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Bryan Cranston (Drive), and Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).  

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of traveling to Scottsdale, Arizona to speak with director Andrew Stanton about his work on John Carter. Stanton discussed the new movie, it's groundbreaking title, not compromising the original source material, making his dream project, casting Taylor Kitsch as John Carter, and the possibility of the film becoming a franchise. 

To watch our exclusive interview with director Andrew Stanton about John Carter, please click on the video player above. 


Based on the classic novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars (A.K.A. Barsoom) where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (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. 

John Carter will be transported into theaters on March 9th. 

To watch our exclusive video interview with John Carter costume designer Mayes C. Rubeo, please click here.

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