Church Joins “John Carter of Mars”

Out doing promotion for “Imagine That”, actor Thomas Haden Church (“Sideways,” “Spider-Man 3”) tells Reel Talk that he’s set to be a part of another major franchise.

“I probably am going to do a huge science fiction drama at Disney called John Carter of Mars in the spring and that’s a very dramatic role” says Church.

Created by “Tarzan” author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the book series deals with an astronaut on Mars who 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.

Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins were announced as being part of the project a few days ago. Filming aims to kick off in November and will shoot partly in Utah.