Friday, 16 December 2011

John Carter TV spots: Disney adaptation of the Sci-Fi epic ramps up the promos...

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This is still a very, very risky film. No “stars”; a source book(s) with ‘questionable’ modern following; a first time “live action” director (As with the well received Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol’s Brad Bird, I’m not sure that’s a problem) and a very, very big budget. (Rumoured to be around $250m)

But at a time where studios are pulling back from riskier fare (Example Warner Bros postponement of both Paradise Lost Arthur & Lancelot or the abandonment of Guillermo dl Toro’s At The Mountains of Madness) You have to hope that films like this, Snow White & The huntsman succeed both creatively and commercially. After all, as Hugo reminds' us the cinema is mean to be the birthplace of dreams.

Hugo featurette: Martin Scorsese & James Cameron discuss Scorsese’s 1st 3D film...

“From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes "John Carter"--a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). "John Carter" is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.”

Two TV Spots for the price of one, It really is Christmas!

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