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John Carter of Mars – Malcolm in the Middle’s Dad joins Pixar’s first live action movie

Posted by LiveFor on January 14, 2010

Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad) has joined the cast of Walt Disney’s “John Carter of Mars.” He will play a Civil War colonel who comes into conflict with Carter.

Andrew Stanton is directing the production, which goes before cameras next week in Utah.

The film also stars Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, True Blood), Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton (In America, Control), Dominic West (300, Chicago), Polly Walker (Patriot Games), Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3, Sideways, George of the Jungle), Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, RockNRolla, Kick-Ass), and James Purefoy (Ironclad, Solomon Kane).

The adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs book series centers on Civil War veteran John Carter (Kitsch), who is mysteriously transported 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 (Collins), Princess of Helium, who is in desperate need of a savior and Tars Tarkas (Dafoe), a brutal and mirthless green Martian warrior, who possesses the unusual characteristic to feel love and empathy.

Church plays Tal Hajus – “an ambitious and vicious Thark warrior who is biding his time to be a ruler.” Strong plays Matai Shang, a godlike leader of the Holy Therns – “that ancient cult which for countless ages has been credited with holding the secret of life and death in their impregnable fastnesses upon the hither slopes of the Mountains of Otz.”

Purefoy will be Kantos Kan, the captain of a Helium warship. Morton will play Sola, the daughter of Tars Tarkas, who must hide her softer side from her warmongering race. West plays Sab Than, prince of the Zodangans who believes he is entitled to rule Mars. Walker plays Sarkoja, a merciless, tyrannical Thark.”

Stanton wrote the screenplay with Mark Andrews. Jim Morris, who produced “WALL-E,” and Colin Wilson are producing “Carter.”

As Cranston is playing a Civil War colonel I don’t imagine him being in the film that much. Presumably near the beginning before Carter gets to Mars.

The movie will be a hybrid of live action and CGI and should be out in 2012.

This may be Pixar’s first foray into the world of live action, but as all of their films have had the story and characters come first I reckon we will be in for something amazing. Plus they have got one hell of a cast for the trilogy.

Source: Heat Vision

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Don McKay – Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on October 14, 2009

Twenty-five years after abandoning his hometown, Don McKay (Thomas Haden Church) gets a letter from his ex-girlfriend (Elisabeth Shue) saying that she is dying and wants him to come see her. When Don returns home, Sonny doesn’t seem quite like he remembers her and everything seems a little bit off. In this darkly comic debut thriller, MOMENT OF TRUTH, writer/director Jake Goldberger tells a story where no one is who they seem and everyone appears to be hiding something.

Don McKay also stars Melissa Leo, James Rebhorn, M. Emmet Walsh, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Keith David.

Source: Quiet Earth

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Don McKay – Trailer for Thomas Haden Church and Elizabeth Shue’s new film

Posted by LiveFor on October 8, 2009

don_mckayIt was back in June when I first mentioned Don McKay. It stars Thomas Haden Church (Sideways, Spider-Man 3, George of the Jungle, The Specials) and Elizabeth Shue (Piranha 3D, The Karate Kid, Leaving Las Vegas) and is directed by Jake Goldberger. sounds mighty cool in a twisty turny kind of way.

Twenty-five years after abandoning his hometown, Don McKay gets a letter from his ex-girlfriend saying that she is dying and wants him to come see her. When Don returns home, Sonny doesn’t seem quite like he remembers her and everything seems a little bit off. In this darkly comic debut thriller, writer/director Jake Goldberger tells a story where no one is who they seem and everyone appears to be hiding something.


It also stars Melissa Leo and even cooler features the mighty M Emmett Walsh (Blood Simple, Blade Runner) and my fave Keith David (The Thing, They Live, Pitch Black, Requiem for a Dream and so much more).

An intriguing plot and some great actors are involved so it should, hopefully, be an absolute gem of a film.

Now Quiet Earth have come across this clip.

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John Carter of Mars gets Solomon Kane, Sandman and Lord Blackwood

Posted by LiveFor on September 30, 2009

js1024_JAMES_PUREFOYJames Purefoy (Solomon Kane), Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3, Sideways) and Mark Strong (RocknRolla, Sherlock Holmes) have officially boarded John Carter of Mars, according to Heat Vision. Haden Church had mentioned he would be in it a while ago.

Andrew Stanton is directing Disney’s adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs books. Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins star in the film, alongside Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Polly Walker.

The film centers on a Civil War veteran (Kitsch) who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars, where he becomes embroiled with the planet’s warring people.

Church plays Tal Hajus, an ambitious and vicious Thark warrior who is biding his time to be a ruler.

Purefoy plays Kantos Kan, the captain of the Xavarian, the kingdom of Helium’s grand warship. Strong is Matai Shang, the ruler of the Thems with godlike status.

All in all it is shaping up to have one hell of a cast.

Source: MovieWeb

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More John Carter of Mars casting news

Posted by LiveFor on June 15, 2009


News last week said the John Carter of Mars film adaption was going to start shooting soon with Andrew Stanton (WALL=E) at the helm. Then it turned out that Taylor Kitsch (Gambit in Wolverine) had been cast as Carter and Lynn Collins (Silverfox in Wolverine) as the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris.

During a recent discussion with Jeffrey Lyons on Reel Talk Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3, Sideways) let it be known that he is also going to be in John Carter of Mars.

“I probably am going to do a huge science fiction drama at Disney called John Carter of Mars in the spring and that’s a very dramatic role.” Church stated.

Check out the full interview as it’s a good one and he also chats about Spider-Man and his other films.

I think Thomas Haden Church is a pretty cool actor and has one of those faces that will fit quite well with this film. Any idea who he could be playing in the film? To be honest I would picture him more as the character of John Carter.

Source: MovieWeb
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Don McKay – Sandman and Karate Kid’s ex get serious

Posted by LiveFor on June 6, 2009

In the noir dramedy Don McKay — showing at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24 — a janitor (Thomas Haden Church) returns to his hometown after discovering his former flame (Elisabeth Shue) is dying. Church, who also executive produced, promises the final 15 minutes will feature a twist. ”I don’t want to give anything away,” he says, ”[but] there’s a lot more going on between the sheets than one might traditionally presume.”
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All About Steve – Trailer for Sandra Bullock crazy stalker film

Posted by LiveFor on January 9, 2009

A TV news cameraman is stalked across the country by a brilliant but eccentric crossword-puzzler after they go on one date.

Basically it looks like a film designed to give hope to all the crazy stalkers out there. Yes it is a comedy but I can’t wait for the trailer recut to emphasise the scaryness of Sandra Bullock’s obsessive character.

Directed by Phil Traill. Starring Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church and Bradley Cooper.

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