John Carter News
Academy Reveals Visual Effects Shortlist of Ten, Including 'John Carter,' 'Life of Pi' and 'The Hobbit'
feedproxy.google.com – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed the Visual Effects Branch's shortlist of ten films vying for the final five Oscar nominations in the Visual Effects category. Members of the branch are invited to view ten-minute excerpts from each of the ten films at the annual VFX bakeoff on Thursday, January 3. 24 weeks 5 days ago via brucelee
feedproxy.google.com – The Pixar veteran reflects on the tough journey to and from his Mars-themed film, which bombed in theaters, and says ultimately, he's proud of 'John Carter.'When his movie "John Carter" thudded into theaters in March, director Andrew Stanton escaped to New York and spent the next three weeks riding the subway, noodling on scripts and visiting with his daughter and some friends 36 weeks 3 days ago via brucelee
10:30 AM 8/1/2012 by Senh Duong
Universal’s expensive summer tentpole “Battleship,” based on Hasbro’s board game, cost $200-$250M to make and probably another $70M-$90M to market. When the dust has settled, “Battleship” has done $65M domestic and $238M foreign for a worldwide gross of $303M.
fb.indiewire.com – It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – Mark Andrews, who makes his feature directorial debut this weekend on Pixar's heavily hyped medieval girl power romp "Brave" (taking duties over for Brenda Chapman, who parted ways with the film – more on that in a minute) was also an assistant director and co-writer on "John Carter," Disney's massively budgeted sci-fi spectacle that crashed and burned like an out-of-control Martian spaceship. 47 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
fb.indiewire.com – Today "John Carter" will be released on DVD and Blu-ray and, presumably, will be seen by a much larger audience than what turned up it when it was released theatrically this past spring. (The Blu-ray is a handsome, features-packed affair well worth picking up if you feel any love for the movie.) The film, which Disney recently admitted would cost the studio $200 million in lost profit, quickly became a cautionary fable about what happens when you try to launch a franchise based on a century-old property that no one much remembers anymore. 50 weeks 16 hours ago via jackiechan
screencrush.com – Walt Disney Pictures Once upon a time ‘John Carter‘ was expected to be this marvelous Disney hit but then it crashed and burned on its opening weekend. Now we’re just days away from the Blu-ray/DVD release, but what kind of deleted footage will we see and would it have made the film any better? 50 weeks 4 days ago via jetli