This thread will have the official information from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures regarding John Carter to be released March 9, 2012. John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to mysterious and exotic planet Mars, becomes embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions and discovers that the survival of the planet and its people rests in his hands. ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. From Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures: Genre: Action-Adventure Rating: TBD Release Date: March 9, 2012 Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, with Thomas Hayden Church and Willem Dafoe Director: Andrew Stanton Producers: Jim Morris and Colin Wilson Screenplay by: Andrew Stanton & Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon (credit not final) Based on the story A Princess of Mars by: Edgar Rice Burroughs Notes: Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago and is best known for writing and creating Tarzanstill 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 WALLE, 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 Award nomination 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 Bugs Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and WALLE. 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 DisneyPixar 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; Oscar nomination, Best Original Score) and The Incredibles (Annie Award winner, Best Music in an Animated Feature Production; GRAMMY nomination, Best Score Soundtrack Album).