Thomas Hayden Church Set For ‘John Carter’?
Posted by Brian on 06/13/2009
Thomas Hayden Church recently stopped to talk with Jeffery Lyons on ReelTalk and when speaking his choice of roles, dramatic vs. comedic, Church said he was “probably going to do a huge science fiction drama at Disney called John Carter of Mars.” If anything, Church is at least in negotiations to play a role in the Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation alongside Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins who were announced earlier this week. The film is being directed by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E) and begins shooting this November in Utah as Stanton is going for a more “naturalistic” style than Star Wars.
Based on the novel “A Princess of Mars”, the movie follows Civil War vet, John Carter, who is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, who is in desperate need of a savior.