Sunday, March 21, 2010

Breaking bad: Interview with John Carter of Mars actor Bryan Cranston

The entertainment website Collider.com has a recent interview with actor Bryan Cranston, who plays the role of a U.S. Civil War Union colonel in the upcoming, long-awaited Disney/Pixar film John Carter of Mars (2012), starring actor Taylor Kitsch as John Carter, actress Lynn Collins as Dejah Thoris, actor Willem Dafoe as Tars Tarkas, and actor Daryl Sabara as a young Edgar Rice Burroughs. Here is a relevant excerpt from the interview:
Question: Can you talk about who you play in the film and are you excited to be in this huge movie?

Bryan Cranston: Very excited. I liked the script first and foremost. That’s why I went in to meet with Andrew. And then his infectious enthusiasm for the movie and for characters and it just... I caught his bug. And I said, yes, so I’ll be a part of it. I’ll do whatever you want me to do. And so I play, during the Civil War America time... this story takes place part-time Civil War America and Mars, which has no time. So my character is a Northern Colonel who is dogging John Carter to be a part of the government. We need his help. He’s an excellent tracker and marksman and that sort of thing. And in the Arizona Territories, the Apaches are running wild, so I need his help and he won’t do it. He doesn’t want to have anything to do with anything. His family was obliterated during the War. It was horrible and he wants to be a part of no man’s government. So I keep after him and keep after him and track him down and have a conversation with him and have to use some physical force on him and he keeps breaking out and I keep tracking him down. And finally we end up in a cave and in this cave are some magical things that happen. And that transports him and it’s really quite fascinating and I look forward to it.
Apparently, the music for the film will be scored by Oscar Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino.

4 comments:

Al said...

Odd. So I guess no partner getting captured and tortured by apaches? Wonder why they felt the need to replace the indian chase with something like this...

John Fletcher said...

I'm alright with a superficial change to the framing sequence. I'm not as excited as I was about Michael Giacchino. His Incredibles score was incredible. His Star Trek was one of the lamest parts of idiotic movie.

Paul said...

Al: Maybe Stanton & Chabon have John Carter mixed-up with the outlaw Josey Wales.

John: I can't recall the score to Star Trek, but I agree, the film was awful.

Mauricem said...

The books were fantastic so hopefully they don't change too much. Good interview with the actor.