From left: "John Carter" director Andrew Stanton, Japanese singer Sachiko Kobayashi, actors Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins pose during a news conference in Tokyo on Monday. Based on a story by Edgar Rice Burroughs, "John Carter" -- which opens in Japan on April 13 -- tells the story of a Civil War veteran transplanted to Mars. Stanton, who won best animated film Oscars for “Finding Nemo” in 2004 and “Wall-E” in 2009, and wrote for all three “Toy Story” movies as well as “Monsters, Inc," said he had a burning passion to see the story told on the big screen. However, "Carter" bombed at the U.S. box office. Meanwhile, Japanese fans of Kitsch will get a double dose of the star who appears in "Battleship," which also opens on April 13.© Japan Today
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