Work has started around the Lake Powell area and in Big Water, UT, at the area we call “the moon” on the new Disney Pixar movie John Carter From Mars.
Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known as the creator of Tarzan, wrote close to 100 novels in the first half of the 20th century and a set of novels that took place on Barsoom (Mars) with the first one being The Princess of Mars. Barsoom is being created in Big Water on “the moon” an area where “Highway to Hell” was filmed and dinosaur remains can be found. Balancing rocks and the gray Tropic Shale (rock) make it a place unlike most others and perfect for Barsoom.
Directed by Andrew Stanton, whose credits include Wall-E and Finding Nemo, this will be Pixar’s first live action film. Producers for Walt Disney Pictures are Jim Morris (“WALL•E,” “Ratatouille”) and Colin Wilson (“Avatar,” “War of the Worlds”).
Disney has started an official facebook Fan Page for John Carter of Mars which includes this synopsis.
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL-E”), JOHN CARTER OF MARS brings this captivating hero to the big screen in a stunning adventure epic set on the wounded planet of Mars, a world inhabited by warrior tribes and exotic desert beings. Based on the first of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Barsoom Series,” the film chronicles the journey of Civil-War veteran John Carter (TAYLOR KITSCH), who finds himself battling a new and mysterious war amidst a host of strange Martian inhabitants, including Tars Tarkas (WILLEM DAFOE) and Dejah Thoris (LYNN COLLINS).
This is a highly anticipated project which many have waited years to see come to fruition. Stay tuned for updates……
More Lake Powell Movie Information
Some of the movies filmed in the Lake Powell area including Maverick, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Broken Arrow and Evolution. See: