Posted by Craig Grobler on Google+ On Tuesday, March 06, 2012

As you know I was fortunate enough to go along to the John Carter UK Premiere held at the BFI London a couple of nights ago and see the 3D spectacle that is the mighty John Carter at it’s first public screening in the UK as well as rub shoulders with the cast and team behind the film.

It was a star studded evening with many of our special cousins making their way across the sea to be here on this special night. The evening started with gymnasts on jumping stilts doing somersaults under flaming torches along the red carpet to cheers and only got better from there. Our review of John Carter can be found here! And all our John Carter coverage by clicking here! The QA with Andrew Stanton can be found at the bottom of the page.

The Establishing Shot: UK John Carter Premiere - Red Carpet stilt bouncers - BFI, London by Craig Grobler
Guest attending included Director Andrew Stanton, star of the show Taylor Kitsch - John Carter.

Heroine and the most beautiful woman on Barsoom Lynn Collins - Dejah Thoris

And a living legend Mr. Willem Dafoe who plays Tars Tarkas.

All complimenting the British contingent made up of Samantha Morton - Sola, Mark Strong - Matai Shang, James Purefoy - Kantos Kan.

Dominic West - Sab Than.

Studio Executives and Producers Lindsey Collins and Jim Morris as well as many of the local teams that worked on the post production in the UK.

I also spotted Terry Gilliam, Wild Bill Dexter Fletcher and Peter Gabriel who re-engineered Arcade Fire's My Body Is a Cage for the John Carter trailer - before heading into the screening introduced by Toy Story & WALL·E genius Andrew Stanton and his cast.

Video: The Establishing Shot: Exclusive! John Carter UK Premiere Cast introductions

And the evening ended with an entertaining and insightful QA session with Andrew Stanton hosted by The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Director Garth Jennings.

In the following video Andrew Stanton discusses:

1. How they got the look of John Carter right.
01:56 - Andrew Stanton's thoughts on working with 3D
03:26 - Adapting Edgar Rice Burroughs' stories for film
04:38 - How close is John Carter to Edgar Rice Burroughs' stories
05:46 - Why Thomas Newman was not involved with John Carter
06:45 - The hilarious Jessop incident & does John Carter reflect any current social parallels?
10:05 - Will Andrew Stanton be leaving animated films?
11:25 - Will there be another John Carter film? *SPOILERS*
12:46 - Scene with Woola that was never realised *SPOILERS*
13:25 - Film-makers that tried to make John Carter before Andrew Stanton, Jon Favreau's reaction and secret cameos in John Carter.

Video: The Establishing Shot: John Carter UK Premiere Director Andrew Stanton QA

John Carter UK Premiere slideshow

The entire photoset from the John Carter UK Premiere can be seen over here

John Carter
Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.

Director: Andrew Stanton
Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon, Andrew Stanton
Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe

The Establishing Shot: John Carter Review JOHN CARTER IS A LOT OF FUN!

The Establishing Shot: John Carter UK Premiere, Pics & video Exclusive cast introductions & Andrew Stanton in a must see talk about John Carter

The Establishing Shot: John Carter Special 1 – An introduction to the World of John Carter and our thoughts on Disney’s upcoming adaptation

The Establishing Shot: John Carter Special 2 – We see 5 clips of exclusive John Carter footage and its AWESOME! Read our full analysis here

John Carter hits theatres in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D on March 9th.



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