Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dominic West Talks John Carter


First up I hope you had a safe and fun Halloween. And now for today's news: The site SFX posted a brief chat with actor Dominic West where he talked about his role as Sab Than in John Carter. Among the topics discussed, West revealed that the air ships of Barsoom will be like "tall ships from the 18th century – there are lots of ropes, there’s lots of brass and wood and huge sails that are powered by light." He also described Sab as "a “a fairly straightforward evil villain who wants to take over Mars and get the girl. So that’s what he tries to do but inevitably the hero stops him doing that" and that the film "starts off as a Western and then it goes to Mars and becomes Star Wars. It’s a pretty extraordinary film." You can check out the interview at http://www.sfx.co.uk/2011/11/01/space-ships-in-john-carter-will-be-like-18th-century-tall-ships-says-star/ (and yes that is West above. He played the role of a Naboo Royal Guard in Star Wars Episode I. How's that for a bit of trivia?)

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