First published nearly a century ago, pulp author Edgar Rice Burroughs’ sci-fi saga Barsoom will finally make the leap to the big screen on March 9, 2012, when Disney’s John Carter hits theaters. Based on on the novel A Princess of Mars, it stars Taylor Kitsch in the title role, a Civil War veteran who awakens one day on the red planet having no idea how he got there. Soon he is embroiled in a bitter conflict between opposing Martian civilizations and forbidden to ever wear a shirt.
Kitsch, his co-star, Willem Dafoe, and his director, Andrew Stanton, stopped by Disney’s D23 Expo over the weekend to hype John Carter to throngs of ardent Disneyphiles at the Anaheim Convention Center. We caught up with them backstage for a pair of guerilla flip-cam interviews: