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We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2011" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2012's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (sorted roughly by order of arrival)...
Underworld Awakening (dir. Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein)
In the past month, we’ve seen some terrific things from Disney’s upcoming John Carter. At the very end of last month, we saw the film’s first full-length trailer, and it gave us such an impressive new look at the film.
Since then, we’ve seen a great set of posters, two brilliant TV spots, a new image of Lynn Collins as the Princess, and most recently a fantastic new Japanese trailer for the film. We’ve now got an excellent set of concept artwork made up of a dozen images, courtesy of FilmoFilia.
The film is led by Taylor Kitsch in the lead as John Carter himself, with a great supporting cast headed up by Lynn Collins, Mark Strong, Bryan Cranston, Dominic West, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Ciarán Hinds, and James Purefoy,
- Kenji Lloyd
We’ve already had more than one John Carter trailer (the latest arrived with plenty of fanfare at the start of December), but what if you were craving some extra footage overlaid with Japanese subtitles and voice-over material? Step this way (or just look below) for the new Japanese teaser, which was dug up by the team at Twitch. Introduced by director Andrew Stanton, who enthuses about his passion for the film and warns us it’ll be very different from Finding Nemo and Wall-e (as if you couldn't guess), the trailer goes on to show a little more of what happens to Carter (Taylor Kitsch) before he goes to Barsoom, including the tragedy that killed his family.But don’t go thinking it’s all Earthbound moping – there’s plenty of shots of Carter and co clashing on the planet to enjoy, even though we’ve already seen a lot of that. »
With the U.S. box office poised to finish down around four percent year-over-year for 2011, Hollywood is setting its sights on 2012 with the hope that grosses can at least stabilize in the next 12 months. Similar to 2011, the upcoming lineup is packed with established and aspiring franchises and plenty of animated titles, most of which will be delivered in 3D. Considering audience interest in these areas appears to be on the decline, 2012 may not deliver the sort of jolt needed to revive confidence in the theatrical business. Click here to see a full list of currently scheduled 2012 movies.Looking ahead, the biggest title of 2012 will almost certainly be The Dark Knight Rises. The movie is the follow-up to 2008's The Dark Knight, which ranks third all-time with $533.3 million, and the promise that it's the conclusion to director Christopher Nolan's Batman series should guarantee the movie winds up at least over $400 million. »
- Ray Subers
The first teaser  for Disney's John Carter, and the trailer that followed , skipped over most of the details of how Civil War soldier John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is transported to Mars. You see glimpses of his existence on Earth, but for those who don't know the story on which the movie is based, the real details are still a mystery. A new Japanese trailer shows a bit more of the framing story, and of the moments in which John Carter is actually transported to Mars. There are a few other new moments in this trailer, making it worth a look for those who still have high hopes for Andrew Stanton's adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel A Princess of Mars. [via ComingSoon ] John Carter stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, and Willem Dafoe. »
- Russ Fischer
Walt Disney Pictures has announced the upcoming publication of The Art of John Carter: A Visual Journey (preorder on Amazon ). Disney Editions has released a series of concept art illustrations from the book hidden within a web game , which give us a more expansive look at Andrew Stanton's version of Mars. Thanks to Barsoomia  for uncovering the images: [gallery order="Desc" columns="2" orderby="ID"] The Art of John Carter: A Visual Journey is being published in hardcover on February 8th 2012, 160 pages in length in full color. Renowned Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton (Pixar's Wall-e, Finding Nemo) takes us - along with the earthman known as John Carter - on a visual voyage through the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom. The Art of John Carter: A Visual Journey provides an exclusive look at the art and origins of the stunning visuals from the upcoming Walt Disney Studio film, John Carter of Mars, »
- Peter Sciretta
If you are a fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs' novels as well as looking forward to the Andrew Stanton-directed science fiction epic John Carter, then this is just for you. Disney has announced The Art of John Carter: A Visual Journey, which will feature some really amazing concept art images and behind the scenes stuff from the film. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. Note: the image below is not the final cover: Renowned Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton (Pixar's Wall-e, Finding Nemo) takes us - along with the earthman known as John Carter - on a visual voyage through the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom. The Art of John Carter: A Visual Journey provides an exclusive look at the art and origins of the stunning visuals from the upcoming Walt Disney Studio film, John Carter, revealing the movie magic from behind-the-scenes, »
 Walt Disney Studios has announced the title for Pixar's Holiday 2013 movie -- Frozen. I'm kind of surprised that the MPAA approved the title considering there was a popular indie movie released under the same title only two years ago, Adam Green's horror thriller Frozen. When the project was first announced at the D23 Expo, they revealed a joke working title (complete with logo seen above): "The Untitled Pixar Movie About Dinosaurs". More details after the jump. Previously: Here is the official plot synopsis from Disney: What if that life-changing asteroid missed Earth? Director Bob Peterson’s hilarious tale depicts a world where dinosaurs never went extinct. And here is a bit of information on the filmmakers behind the movie: Bob Peterson started at Pixar as an additional animator and layout artist on Toy Story, and worked on the story team for A Bug's Life and Toy Story 2. »
- Peter Sciretta
Walt Disney Pictures, along with Pixar and Marvel Studios, has released a preview of their upcoming 2012 release schedule for movies opening between January and December of this New Year. These movies include Beauty and the Beast 3D, The Secret World of Arrietty, John Carter, Chimpanzee, Marvel's the Avengers, Brave, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Finding Nemo, Frankenweenie, and Wreck-It Ralph.
Beauty and the Beast 3D - January 13
Walt Disney Animation Studios' magical classic Beauty and the Beast returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™, introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery. The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle (voice of Paige O'Hara), a bright and beautiful young woman who's taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle's enchanted staff: A teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, »
By the looks of these two new television ads, there just might be a chance that this film delivers at least some of the goods properly. From the aborted Bob Clampett animated version in the 1930's, to the once-a- generation book reprints, to the numerous comic adaptions, Edgar Rice Burroughs' bi-planetary hero has always taken a back seat to a certain King Of The Jungle.That may, or may not, all change come March 9, 2012, when John Carter Of Mars hits screens everywhere.produced under the Disney banner, and adapted/directed by Andrew Stanton (Wall-e, Finding Nemo) who is taking his first foray into live-action film making, the theatrical trailers that have dropped have been a bit disappointing, coming off more like one of the later »
In case you missed it, the first trailer for Disney’s upcoming John Carter, previously titled John Carter of Mars, hit the net a couple of weeks back, and it was ridiculously good. In short, it looks like it’s going to be everything we wished this year’s Green Lantern could have been.
We’ve now got two great new thirty-second TV spots to share with you, courtesy of Yahoo Movies, and the film really does continue to look awesome. Writer-director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-e) will be making his live-action feature debut with John Carter, with a plot line that looks a little like this:
“Synopsis: From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs , whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, »
- Kenji Lloyd
I think Disney's John Carter still faces an uphill battle when it comes to generating/earning the interest of an audience. The good news for Disney is that there are still a couple months left to build that interest. If you've missed the recent trailer, you can check it out here , and now the studio is putting out images that really emphasize the fact that there are some giant creatures in the movie. Check them out below. [gallery columns="2" orderby="title"] Makes sense to emphasize the big creatures in the poster that also trumpets the IMAX release of the movie. We'll keep hopes up for the story and characters in this one, but it will probably look spectacular on the big IMAX screens, at the very least. John Carter stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, and Willem Dafoe. »
- Russ Fischer
One of the dicier blockbuster propositions of 2012 will also be one of the first to land -- we're talking about Disney's mega-budget version of Edgar Rice Borroughs' pulp hero "John Carter." Everyone from Robert Rodriguez to Jon Favreau has tried to bring the character -- a Civil War vet transported to Mars -- to the big screen, but in the end, it was Pixar vet Andrew Stanton ("Finding Nemo," "Wall-e") who landed the job, with "Friday Night Lights" star Taylor Kitsch in the lead role. But for a while there, despite Stanton's pedigree, things weren't looking so hot. Disney's marketing campaign has been a bit shaky, starting with dropping the 'Of Mars' from the title to make it as anonymous as possible (because a similar tactic worked out so well for "Hugo" at the box office...), an underwhelming teaser trailer, and some pretty opaque posters. We suspect we're in the minority, »
Next year’s full to bursting with exciting movies, so to help out a little, here’s our pick of 25 must-see movies out in 2012…
As 2011 draws to a close, one eye is inevitably on the treats that are lying ahead for 2012. With that in mind, we've got our line-up of, as things stands, the 25 films that are brightest on our radar.
Now, a couple of disclaimers.
There are films that haven't made the cut here simply because we don't know a fat lot about them yet, or at least not enough to get us fired up. Jack The Giant Killer, Rise Of The Guardians, Red Tails, Chronicle and Dark Shadows all fit into that category.
Plus there are the films that we suspect will turn out strongly, but what we've seen of them so far hasn't blown us away (Brave, Skyfall). Then there are the potential hidden gems (ParaNorman) we'll »
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- Peter Sciretta
While appearing on Charlie Rose last Friday, Pixar and Disney animation guru John Lasseter let slip a tantalizing new detail about one of Pixar’s upcoming films. Previously, director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.) announced at Disney’s D23 expo in August that his new film would take place in “the world inside your own mind.” Last week, Lasseter revealed that the mind in question will be one of a young girl.
- Adam B. Vary
Walt Disney Pictures has been working harder to heighten awareness of John Carter, its upcoming adaptation of Edgar Rich Burrough’s famous sci-fi/fantasy literary series. The studio has released numerous images and a full-length trailer to promote the expensive, CGI-heavy project.
Today, we have a trio of new banners for John Carter to share with you, along with a straightforward explanation from Oscar-winning director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall·E) as to how the project’s title evolved from A Princess of Mars (ie. the title of Burrough’s first John Carter novel) to John Carter of Mars - and then, just John Carter.
First, check out the official synopsis for John Carter:
Civil War vet John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, »
- Sandy Schaefer
Bleeding Cool had a chance to participate in some sort of a John Carter panel in London, where they have seen the footage, as well as what director Andrew Stanton (Wall-e, Finding Nemo) had to say about the project. One of the things many are wondering why they decided to drop "Of Mars" from the title, and now we may have the answer: "Here’s the real truth of it. I’d already changed it from A Princess Of Mars to John Carter Of Mars. I don’t like to get fixated on it, but I changed Princess Of Mars… because not a single boy would go. And then the other truth is, no girl would go to see John Carter Of Mars. So I said, “I don’t won’t to do anything out of fear, I hate doing things out of fear, but I can’t ignore that truth. »
We admit it, we’re hooked by this trailer. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars has a look and feel that separates it from our previous visual incarnations while remaining faithful to the source material. With this and The Hunger Games in March, suddenly that month is starting to feel like summer.
Click here to view the embedded video.
Release Date: March 9, 2012
Director: Andrew Stanton
- Robert Greenberger
John Carter has had a long history of trying to make it to the big screen - from special effects legend Ray Harryhausen's attempts in the 1950s to Die Hard director John McTiernan's efforts to cast Tom Cruise in the lead 30 years later. But it was director Andrew Stanton, the man behind animated hits Wall-e and Finding Nemo, who ended up making it happen.
During a sneak peek media tour this summer at Disney's Barsoom Studios Stanton spoke to Cineplex about his excitement over the project and how he ended up at the helm.
"I called Disney and asked if they'd be willing to give me a shot and try this because I saw it as sort of a hybrid, half-cg half-live action," said Stanton. "And I lucked out and they said yes."
Surprisingly, Stanton wasn't even looking to do a live-action film. »
- Rob Lazar
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