A few weeks ago, Disney released a preliminary credits list for John Carter, the studio’s live-action feature directed by Andrew Stanton (WALL-E, Finding Nemo). A great cast has been assembled, including Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Thomas Haden Church (Sideways), and Dominic West (The Wire). On top of that, a great crew has been working on bringing the film to screen such as the aforementioned Stanton, Mark Andrews (One Man Band, Brave), and Michael Chabon (Spider-Man 2). Read on for a look at the list of credits, as well as a few interesting notes about the film.
Based on the story “A Princess of Mars” by:
- Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago and is best known for writing and creating Tarzan—still one of the most successful and iconic fictional creations of all time. “John Carter” is based on Burroughs’ first novel, “A Princess of Mars.”
- Academy Award®–winning director/writer Andrew Stanton directed and co-wrote the screenplay for “WALL•E,” which earned the Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® for Best Animated Feature of 2008. He was Oscar® nominated for the screenplay. He made his directorial debut with “Finding Nemo,” garnering an Academy Awardnomination for Best Original Screenplay and winning the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film of 2003. He was one of the four screenwriters to receive an Oscar nomination in 1996 for his contribution to “Toy Story,” and went on to receive credit as a screenwriter on subsequent Pixar films “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Finding Nemo” and “WALL•E.”
- The award-winning below-the-line team includes Production Designer Nathan Crowley, Oscar®- nominated for both “Dark Knight” and “The Prestige,” and Costume Designer Mayes Rubeo, whose work is showcased in “Avatar” and “Apocalypto.”
- Michael Chabon, who won the Pulitzer Prize in Literature for his novel “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,” is a co-writer on the screenplay.
- Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino has received numerous accolades for his work on previous Disney•Pixar films “Up” (Oscar® winner, Best Original Score; BAFTA winner, Best Music; Golden Globe® winner, Best Original Score for a Motion Picture; GRAMMY® Award winner, Best Score Soundtrack Album), “Ratatouille” (GRAMMY Award winner, Best Score Soundtrack Album; Annie Award winner, Best Music in an Animated Feature Production; Oscarnomination, Best Original Score) and “The Incredibles” (Annie Award winner, Best Music in an Animated Feature Production; GRAMMY nomination, Best Score Soundtrack Album).
John Carter arrives in theaters on March 9, 2012!
Note: John Carter is a Disney film, not a Pixar film. We are covering it because Andrew Stanton (director of Finding Nemo and WALL-E) is making his first foray into live-action and is directing the film for Disney. Count us interested!
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