Star Trek composer (and now Oscar-winner for Up) Michael Giacchino is heading back into space. Giacchino, who is expected to return for the Star Trek, has added another 2012 to his schedule, Disney’s upcoming sci-fi film John Carter of Mars.
Giacchino goes to Mars
According to Movie Score Magazine Giacchino will score Disney’s John Carter of Mars which is currently shooting under the direction of Andrew Stanton (Wall-E). The film stars Taylor Kitsch as John Carter, with a cast that includes Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, and Thomas Haden Church. John Carter of Mars is based "Princess of Mars" first classic Edgar Rice Burroughs pulp-novel series featuring the character John Carter, a Civil War veteran who travels to Mars.
John Carter of Mars is slated to be released in 2012, the same year as the next Star Trek movie.
Pulp novel cover for "John Carter of Mars"