Andrew Stanton Talks John Carter of Mars


WALL•E writer/director Andrew Stanton told SCI FI Wire that things are moving forward on Disney’s John Carter of Mars:

“[I’m] deep into it… I’m on my next draft of it. We’re in preproduction art-wise, and we’re starting to talk to actors. So it’s full bore.”

Stanton confirmed that Carter, based on the books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, will be live-action. “Yeah, I think that’s the only way,” he said. “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.”

You can read the full interview here.

Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter first appeared in 1911’s “A Princess of Mars,” the first Burroughs novel set on the fictionalized version of Mars.