Interview: 'John Carter' Director Andrew Stanton on Making Movies
by Alex Billington
March 8, 2012
"I've always been in love with the whole process of making a movie." While at Pixar, filmmaker Andrew Stanton brought us the wonderful Finding Nemo, Wall-E and A Bug's Life, but like his cohort Brad Bird, he's making the leap to live-action with something epic - John Carter (of Mars). I've spoken with Andrew before, way back in 2008 for an interview on Wall-E, and met him on the Carter set in Utah when I visited, but it was great to catch up briefly again and chat (on camera) about bringing this Barsoomian historical adventure to life. It's a brisk interview, but still fascinating, with pieces of Stanton brilliance. Watch below!
Here's my interview with director Andrew Stanton discussing John Carter, shot on my Flipcam:
I've seen John Carter a couple of times and I honestly really enjoyed it, gets better on each viewing. I was fascinated by Stanton's story, how this massive project finally came to fruition after so long, and how he made his transition from Pixar to the live-action world. I wanted to ask more about the process of shooting, and post, but didn't have enough time (though I also suggest watching Germain's interview with him, too). Stanton is one of my favorite directors for a reason, not only because he's a talented, smart storyteller, but because he's such a downright nice guy. As always, it is a honor to talk with him, especially about this movie.
Thank you to Andrew Stanton and Disney for the interview. John Carter arrives in theaters everywhere, in 3D, starting this weekend, March 9th. I highly recommend it, it's a fun sci-fi adventure epic at its grandest.