Mark Strong Talks “John Carter of Mars”

Out doing promotion for “Sherlock Holmes”, British thesp Mark Strong (“Body of Lies,” “Rocknrolla”) tells Cinema Blend that most of his work on the upcoming “John Carter of Mars” film will not involve much CG.

“My character doesn’t actually get involved in any of the motion-capture stuff. All the stuff is live action. Although I can shift my shape, so I have to be photographed by a 360-degree camera. I can adapt into anything. That’s going to be my particular talent” says Strong who plays Matai Shang, the ruler of the Thems.

He adds that “there’s some filming in Utah, but most of it is in a studio outside of London”. Joining him are the likes of Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Polly Walker, Thomas Haden Church and James Purefoy.

Andrew Stanton helms the project currently scheduled for a Summer 2012 release.