Pixar Blog announced and confirmed that Andrew Stanton, director of this summer's Pixar film WALL*E, is in fact writing the script for the long gestating and highly anticipated film John Carter of Mars. This information leaked out during a roundtable discussion with the writer/director while he was out promoting his latest Pixar creation in Toronto.

The exact quote from Stanton was, "I am writing John Carter of Mars right now!" At this time, there are no further details on the project, and it is not known whether this will be a live action or animated film.

John Carter of Mars does not have a set start date at this time.