Walt Disney Pictures has announced that “Wolverine” stars Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins (confirming our earlier scoop) will reteam for John Carter of Mars, the live-action debut of WALLE and Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton.
Kitsch will play the title character, a damaged Civil War veteran who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars where his involvements with warring raced of the dying planet force him to rediscover his humanity.
Collins will play Dejah Thoris, the heir to the throne of Mars’ Helium kingdom.
The screenplay for the sci-fi action-adventure, based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic series of fantasy/sci-fi novels, was written by Stanton and Mark Andrews with a polish by Michael Chabon.
Jim Morris (WALLE) and Colin Wilson (upcoming Avatar, Munich, War of the Worlds) are producing the film, which will start production early next year.