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.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
u could have asked if he was planning on a sequel
Algerpak1 on Mar 8, 2012
had to listen only. akward looking shirt was akward
Jont on Mar 8, 2012
Thanks for the interview, his passion about the story has me even more excited than I had been from just the original trailers. A lot of good information in under ten minutes.
Jeremy Juliano on Mar 8, 2012
I'm definitely seeing it.
Xerxexx on Mar 8, 2012
I personally loved this...caught a sneek preview earlier this week and came out thoroughly entertained. Yeah it has it's flaws, but they're easy to look past and get drawn into the story.
Danimal on Mar 8, 2012
Movie is awesome, Stanton even more so. Would be such a shame if the movie underperforms.
reeft on Mar 9, 2012
Between this and your set visit write up I have to say, This. Was. Awesome! In the cineblogging world I bet young writers have posters of Alex Billington and Peter Sciretta on their walls:P As always, fine job Alex!
RidgeRacer4 on Mar 9, 2012
"I've seen John Carter a couple of times and I honestly really enjoyed it, gets better on each viewing" Wut?? Allready a couple of times? Then this must be a must-see, fun flick? When is the "full" review, this weekend?
David Banner on Mar 9, 2012
The music sucked sadly. A good thematic score have made John Carter so much better.
MCPants on Mar 12, 2012
Sorry, no commenting is allowed at this time.