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Old June 13 2009, 12:42 AM   #27
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Re: "John Carter of Mars" Moving Ahead!

Jack Bauer wrote: View Post
And some casting news:

Hollywood Reporter

Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins will star in "John Carter of Mars," the adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series that Andrew Stanton is directing for Disney.

Kitsch will play the title character, Carter, while Collins is playing Dejah Thoris, the heir to the throne of Mars' Helium kingdom.
After years of the Frazetta and Whelan covers of the novels, I can easily see both of these actors in those roles; as long as they can carry the material, they definitely look like great choices .

I'm still curious how much of a role, if any, Pixar may even play in this; since it began, they've been careful to say that they don't intend to change from what they do best, which is create story-driven CGI-animated films. They'd certainly be good for the VFX of this project, but I could see them stepping back and letting an existing digital house do the CGI, while Disney (or Touchstone, more likely) handles the production and distribution. I don't think we'll see "Pixar" in the credits for John Carter.
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