Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins to Star in John Carter of Mars
by Alex Billington
June 12, 2009
Two stars from X-Men Origins: Wolverine will team up again to head to Mars. Taylor Kitsch, who played Gambit, and Lynn Collins, who played Wolvie's love interest Silverfox, will star in Disney's John Carter of Mars together. Wall-E director Andrew Stanton will be directing a script that he co-wrote with Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon. Kitsch will play the title character, John Carter, while Collins will play Dejah Thoris, the heir to the throne of Mars' Helium kingdom whom he falls in love with. As we announced earlier today, Disney is planning to shoot part of John Carter of Mars in Utah starting in November this year.
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' series of novels, the story in John Carter of Mars centers on a civil war who veteran finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars, where his involvement with warring races of the dying planet force him to rediscover his humanity. No word on how much Pixar will be involved in the production, as THR is reporting that it's a Disney project, however Pixar's General Manager Jim Morris is producing. It's very exciting to see this project moving along so quickly, as I thought we wouldn't be seeing this come together for a long time. As for Kitsch and Collins, I think they'll do a great job. Do you agree?