Wednesday, January 26, 2011

John Carter of Mars

So I read this synopsis and went "Ummm, whaaatt??" Remind you of something?

Civil War vet John Carter 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. [IMDB]

Granted, I'll see pretty much any sci-fi movie, and I'm sure I'll love this one, but it's kinda like someone saw Avatar and was inspired. "I think I'll put a war veteran on Mars, and there'll be GREEN aliens! It's totally original!"

Some notable cast members include Mark "I'm the villain" Strong, Willem "Not William" Dafoe, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Thomas Haden Church, and Samantha "pre-cog" Morton. Taylor "I've never heard of this guy" Kitsch will be portraying John Carter himself.

This concept is actually based on a series of sci-fi/fantasy novels, and is being brought to the screen by Pixar legend Andrew Stanton. Expect is sometime in 2012 (if the Earth survives that long).

Based on a quick Google images search of the title, I got this gem, which reminds me of Star Wars poster artwork, complete with hero reaching up to the stars, female in bikini at man's feet, etc. With a little bit of Conan thrown in for good measure.

I will say this - the green beast is not NEARLY as sexy as the humanoid Navi. Did I say sexy? I meant interesting. *Angie stashes her Avaporn under her bed.*


Chantale said...

Avaporn... OMG... This is why I love you.

Grumpy Taylor Hicks said...

You may know Taylor Kitsch as Gambit from Wolverine. Or you didn't bother seeing Wolverine like I should have done.