Disney is finally gearing up to release the much anticipated sci-fi fantasy film 'John Carter' (shortened from 'John Carter of Mars'), which has been in production hell for quite some time now. The studio has finally released concept art for the film, which stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Thomas Hayden Church, Samantha Morton, Bryan Cranston and Dominic West. The story -- based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs character who first appeared in 1912 -- centers on Carter, a Civil War veteran who goes to sleep in a cave after being chased by Apaches and wakes up on Mars, where he gets involved in a war between two Martian city states. Directed by Andrew Stanton, 'John Carter' is scheduled for release March 9, 2012. Check out the poster after the jump.
Though Arnold Schwarzenegger's acting comeback has been put on hold because of his very own babygate, his latest role in Hollywood is that of a font of inspiration for reboots and sequels. To wit, Len Wiseman is rebooting 'Total Recall' with Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel; the next 'Terminator' may well be on its way; and producer John Davis has let it be known that he has a David Ayer script for a 'Commando' remake and is just waiting for 'the right moment' for a studio to switch on the green light, according to CinemaBlend. The 1985 film had Schwarzenegger play a soldier of fortune forced to rescue his kidnapped daughter from an exiled dictator, but it's not clear how much of the original concept will seep over into a new film.