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10.20.2009
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I really do not mean the title to be any sort of innuendo.

It's true though, but not in the phallic sense (I have an unintentionally dirty mind). In Willem Dafoe's next movie JOHN CARTER OF MARS, he will play a 9 foot tall alien called Tars Tarkas. He gave some information about the movie during an interview with AICN.

Dafoe says that he doesn't know much about the project at this point, but is excited to be working again with Andrew Stanton (FINDING NEMO) and Pixar. The actor said this on the process thus far, "I'm doing a play in New York, so I’m kind of preoccupied by that, but I'm starting doing scans and things like that, but it's going to be a real full-on… Well, I'm nine feet tall with four arms, but, just from the scheduling, I'm going to do the stuff."

The alien Tarkas has a lot of character, Dafoe says and he wants to make sure that he still keeps the performance part of it. He states this because that they will be enhancing his face so you may not recognize him, but that's sort of impossible to do. I mean, you can tell he's still Dafoe in drag.

He's finely honing a set of skills as the alien, "There’s a whole period where we're going to work with the language and the movement, and find out how I'm going to be nine feet tall, and all that stuff…like, a long period of time where we're going to go to Thark school, you know what I mean? We're going to create our culture. So, it's going to be very cool. These guys know how to do this, and they've got great people. And, the designs and things are just mind-blowing." The film has been confirmed to be a mix of animation and live action. If Pixar's involve, you know it will be good.

Extra Tidbit: MARS is being adapted from the book of the same title by Edgar Rice Burroughs. If you want more information on it, check out this page.
Source: AICN

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6:26PM on 10/21/2009
cant wait
cant wait
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2:15AM on 10/21/2009
Dafoe is a class act. Always has been.
Dafoe is a class act. Always has been.
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12:57AM on 10/21/2009

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The Movie is actually an adaptation of a Princess of Mars which is the first book which featured the character of John Carter in the Barsoom Series.
The Movie is actually an adaptation of a Princess of Mars which is the first book which featured the character of John Carter in the Barsoom Series.
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12:24AM on 10/21/2009

Can't wait

I love the stories (I even have a couple of the comics) and Dafoe is going to rule ass as Tarkas. I'm more concerned with Taylor Kitsch as Carter though. I'm really hoping that dude ends up blowing me away. He doesn't really give off a "civil war badass hero" type of vibe.
I love the stories (I even have a couple of the comics) and Dafoe is going to rule ass as Tarkas. I'm more concerned with Taylor Kitsch as Carter though. I'm really hoping that dude ends up blowing me away. He doesn't really give off a "civil war badass hero" type of vibe.
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9:09PM on 10/20/2009
When the fuck did Dafoe get casted in this? This movie sounds awesome so far.
When the fuck did Dafoe get casted in this? This movie sounds awesome so far.
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7:01PM on 10/20/2009

Yikes

If Willem Dafoe's past roles are any indication, at least he will go at it full measure! The is a lot of info on the site you linked to, but man - it's a fugly site. Looks like something I would throw together.
If Willem Dafoe's past roles are any indication, at least he will go at it full measure! The is a lot of info on the site you linked to, but man - it's a fugly site. Looks like something I would throw together.
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7:03PM on 10/20/2009
Yeah it's not too pretty, but does have a lot of info on the book. Maybe since the movies coming up they will do an upgrade? :)
Yeah it's not too pretty, but does have a lot of info on the book. Maybe since the movies coming up they will do an upgrade? :)
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6:57PM on 10/20/2009
wtf?
wtf?
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