Heat Vision reports that Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) is taking a trip with Walt Disney's John Carter of Mars.

Andrew Stanton is directing the project, which will start shooting next week.

Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter first appeared in 1911's "A Princess of Mars," the first Burroughs novel set on the fictionalized version of Mars. Carter encounters both formidable alien creatures resembling the beasts of ancient myth and various humanoids and finds his true calling in life as a warrior-savior of the planet's inhabitants. He wins the hand of Martian princess Dejah Thoris of Helium.

Carter encounters both formidable alien creatures resembling the beasts of ancient myth and various humanoids and finds his true calling in life as a warrior-savior of the planet's inhabitants. He wins the hand of Martian princess Dejah Thoris of Helium.

Cranston will play a Civil War colonel who is in conflict with Carter.

Also in the cast are Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton and Polly Walker.

Stanton co-wrote the screenplay with Mark Andrews. John Carter of Mars is going to be a hybrid of live action and CGI.

Evan Jacobs