The Hollywood Reporter writes that three more actors will star in Pixar's first live-action movie, John Carter of Mars. Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy, and Mark Strong have joined a cast that already includes Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Taylor Kitsch, and Lynn Collins.
The story involves John Carter (Kitsch), a Civil War veteran who is transported to Mars. But this isn't the barren red planet we know; this Mars is a violent society involving "12-foot-tall green barbarians," according to IMDb.
Church will portray a warrior with a desire for power, Purefoy a captain, and Strong the ruler of a people called the Thems. Directing the movie is Andrew Stanton, who also co-wrote the script. Stanton has already helmed several Pixar features, including Wall-E, Finding Nemo, and A Bug's Life.
The movie is still in pre-production and is scheduled for a 2012 release. Posted 09.30.09 by reelz
Warner Bros. has plans to bring the popular '60s cartoon, Johnny Quest, to the silver screen in a live-action adventure for the whole family to enjoy. The script, which follows the travels of a young boy, his scientist dad, adopted Indian brother, bulldog named Bandit, and government security agent, will be written by Dan Mazeau.
And Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Charlotte's Web) will be joining Eddie Murphy in a new comedy, NowhereLand, about a down-on-his-luck financial exec who finds solace in the magical world his daughter creates. Director Karey Kirkpatrick (Over the Hedge) will begin filming NowhereLand next month.
Source: Variety. Posted 08.08.07 by reelz