In a story from The Hollywood Reporter actors Samantha Morton, Dominic West and Polly Walker are boarding John Carter of Mars for Disney. It based on a book series from Edgar Rice Burroughs. Andrew Stanton is directing.
Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe are already part of this project. It follows a Civil War veteran (Kitsch) who gets transported to Mars. While there, he gets caught up in a war between the people of that planet.
Morton will play the role of Sola. She is the daughter of Dafoe's Tars Tarkas.
West will play Sab Than. He is prince of the Zodangans and he believes he is entitled to rule Mars. Lastly, Walker plays the role of Sarkoja. She is domineering Thark.
The screenplay was written by Stanton and Mark Andrews. The plan is for John Carter of Mars to go into production in early 2010.