Bryan Cranston Joins Andrew Stanton’s JOHN CARTER OF MARS Starring Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins

     January 13, 2010

slice_john_carter_mars_bryan_cranston_01.jpg

Bryan Cranston, one of the best actors on TV on one of the best shows on TV, has signed on to co-star in Andrew Stanton’s (WALL-E) adaptation of John Carter of Mars.  Based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs series of sci-fi novels, the story follows John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), a Civil War soldier who is mysteriously transported to Mars.  Once there, he is caught in the middle of a war between various groups of Martians.  Heat Vision reports that Cranston will play a Civil War colonel who comes into conflict with Carter.  Unfortunately, that doesn’t sound like a very large role since I imagine most of the film will take place on some planet that is not ours.  The cast also includes Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Polly Walker, Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy, Dominic West, and Mark Strong.

Cranston currently stars on Breaking Bad on AMC and won back-to-back Emmys for Best Actor in a Drama for his performance as mild-mannered meth kingpin Walter White.  It’s a must-watch show.  The first season is already on DVD, the second season will be available on DVD/Blu-ray on March 16th, and the third season premieres on March 21st.  You must catch up and then tune in.

Around The Web

Television

Caption This: AQUARIUS’ David Duchovny on the Scene; Plus An Unhappy AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR

Even though it's probably not a good idea to make light of an American Ninja Warrior, for reasons of ass-kicking.

DEEP WEB Review: Alex Winter’s Documentary Takes Viewers Down The Silk Road

A excellent, detailed look into the origins of The Silk Road, and the FBI's case against Ross Ulbricht. The documentary is illuminating both for those unfamiliar with the material, as well as those who have kept up with the case.

Kit Harington Reveals the Andy Samberg Comedy 7 DAYS IN HELL Was Shot in 3 Days

The HBO tennis mockumentary also stars Michael Sheen, Will Forte, and Lena Dunham.

Weekly TV Ratings: BONES Rises, AQUARIUS Has a Rocky Start, iZOMBIE Steady

The daily ratings are on hiatus for the summer, but here are some of the greatest hits from this past week's numbers.

Duplass Brothers Get Two-Season Pick-Up for Animated Series ANIMALS at HBO

Oh, good, more talking animated animals. Fantastic.

GAME OF THRONES: George R.R. Martin Won’t Write a Season 6 Episode Either

'The Winds of Winter' is coming...maybe!

TV Performer of the Week: Hugh Laurie, VEEP

"Fun fact, wolves are actually pack animals. I'm more of a 'lone squirrel.'"

EVIL DEAD TV Show: Ash Is Back in New ASH VS. EVIL DEAD Trailer

Groovy.

MAD MEN: See What Final Season Stories Matthew Weiner Almost Covered

Essentially, an entire list of plot points more interesting than Megan or Diana.

HALT AND CATCH FIRE Season 2 Review

The second season of Halt and Catch Fire opens 18 months after the creation of Mutiny, just as Cardiff Electric is closing a major buyout.

Page 1 of 68612345...102030...Last »