Ghosts of Mars


1h 38m 2001

Brief Synopsis

By the year 2176, the planet Mars, long inhabited by human settlers, has become the manifest destiny of an over-populated Earth. Nearly 640,000 people now live and work all over Mars, mining the planet for its abundant natural resources. But one of those mining operations has uncovered a deadly mother lode: a long dormant Martian civilization whose warriors are systematically taking over the bodies of human intruders. Lt. Melanie Ballard of the Martian Police Force is on transport assignment to bring James "Desolation" Williams, the planet's most notorious criminal, to justice. Williams has no plans to make Ballard's job easy. What begins as a battle of force and wits between cop and criminal soon turns into something more fundamental: a battle for human survival in the realm of the Martian warriors. It's civilization against civilization as Ballard and Williams join forces in mortal combat with the Ghosts of Mars.

Film Details

Also Known As
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Horror
Thriller
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Bayard Carey; Robert Wayne Harris
Distribution Company
Screen Gems
Location
New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

By the year 2176, the planet Mars, long inhabited by human settlers, has become the manifest destiny of an over-populated Earth. Nearly 640,000 people now live and work all over Mars, mining the planet for its abundant natural resources. But one of those mining operations has uncovered a deadly mother lode: a long dormant Martian civilization whose warriors are systematically taking over the bodies of human intruders. Lt. Melanie Ballard of the Martian Police Force is on transport assignment to bring James "Desolation" Williams, the planet's most notorious criminal, to justice. Williams has no plans to make Ballard's job easy. What begins as a battle of force and wits between cop and criminal soon turns into something more fundamental: a battle for human survival in the realm of the Martian warriors. It's civilization against civilization as Ballard and Williams join forces in mortal combat with the Ghosts of Mars.

Crew

Tsuyoshi Abe

Stunts

David Alexander

Compositing Supervisor

Matt Alexander

Props

Angie Allgood

Assistant

Gary Anderton

Assistant Camera

Kerry Andrews

Post-Production Accountant

Tim Angulo

Visual Effects

Enid Arias

Hair Stylist

Patrick Arthur

Visual Effects Producer

Angie Athayde

Production Assistant

Chad Atkinson

Art Department

Don Baker

Visual Effects Supervisor

Eric Baker

Music

Michael Balker

Costumer

Chris A Basso

Driver

Christian Becker

Costumes

Tiago Becker

Recording Engineer

Guy Norman Bee

Steadicam Operator

Mindy J Bee

Camera Assistant

Frank Bello

Music

Charlie Benante

Music

Ken Bender

Camera Assistant

Bill W Benton

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Howard Berger

Makeup

Kim Berner

Script Supervisor

Scott Beverly

Other

Chris Biggs

Compositing Supervisor

Joseph Bishara

Sound Design

Kamar Bitar

Project Manager

Birgitta Bjerke

Costumer

Steve Blakey

Animator

Fred C Blau

Makeup

Dustin Blauvelt

Camera Operator

Michael Blaze

Property Master

Greg M Boettcher

Modelmaker

Tracy Bolt

Rerecording

Robin Bonaccorsi

Stunts

Scott Bourke

Driver

Eva Brickner

Other

Michael Brodersen

Digital Effects

Craig Brown

Apprentice

Troy Brown

Stunts

Robert Brugger

Medic

Josh Bryer

Animator

Kelly Bumbarger

Digital Effects

Culley Bunker

Compositing Supervisor

Danielle Burgio

Stunts

Cathy Burns

Painter

Willie Burton

Sound Mixer

John Bush

Music

Robert Bush

Key Costumer

Robin Bush

Costume Designer

Christopher Bustard

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Reuben Cannon

Casting

Tom Cantrell

Electrician

Jennifer Caputo

Stunts

Bayard Carey

Cable Operator

Chuck Carlson

Visual Effects

Robert J Carlyle

Construction Coordinator

Damon Caro

Stunts

John Carpenter

Music Conductor

John Carpenter

Screenplay

John Carpenter

Music

Chris Cera

Art Department

Matt Chapman

Concept Artist

Vincent Chavez

Painter

Michael Chock

Sound Editor

Theo Chou

Sound Editor

Tim Clark

Visual Effects

Ken Clarke

Medic

Walt Clayton

Production Assistant

Stan Cockerell

Props Assistant

Jason Collins

Art Department

K.c. Colwell

Assistant Director

Anthony Cook

Modelmaker

Eric Coon

Modelmaker

Judith A. Cory

Hair Stylist

Shawn Coulter

Driver

Paul Crawford

Stunts

Gino Crognale

Sculptor

Paul Crook

Music

Mick Cukurs

Set Designer

David Cummings

Production Assistant

Seth Curlin

Modelmaker

Joshua Cushner

Film Lab

Rocco Damiano

Other

Alice I Daniels

Costumer

Ayo Davis

Casting Assistant

Carol Demarti

Costumer

Eileen Dennis

Accounting Assistant

Debra Denson

Hair

Debra Denson

Makeup

Alex Diaz

Art Department

Jacob Donald

Film Lab

Joe Dorn

Adr Editor

Spz Doughty

Concept Artist

Terri Douglas

Adr

Rick Drapkin

Assistant Camera

Ante Dugandzig

Visual Effects

John Dunn

Sound Editor

Jennifer Dunne

Location Manager

Kristin Eaton

Avid Editor

John Michael Eaves

Illustrator

John Eaves

Illustrator

Jared Eddo

Stunts

Ben Edelberg

Modelmaker

Bo Ehrig

Transportation Coordinator

Ousaun Elam

Stunts

Tom Elliott

Stunts

Tyler Elliott

On-Set Dresser

William A Elliott

Production Designer

Robert Espinoza

Props

Jerry Eubanks

Electrician

Kirk Evans

Camera

Donna Evans Merlo

Stunts

Steven E Fegley

Props

Forest P Fischer

Visual Effects

Dennis Fitzsimmons

Compositing Supervisor

Donald Flick

Sound Editor

Michele Flynn

Costumes

William Fobert

Foreman

Clay Fontenot

Stunts

Laura Fox

Accounting Assistant

Dulcy Freeman

Assistant Production Coordinator

Erica Freeman

Costumer

David Freund

Modelmaker

Guy Fuller

Foreman

Jake Garber

Puppeteer

Craig Garfield

Grip

Lonnie Gatlin

Best Boy Electric

Gina R Gilberto

Assistant

Bruce Gionet

Animator

Luis Gomez

Craft Service

Scott Gordon

Digital Effects

Amanda Gore

Set Costumer

Bob Gorelick

Steadicam Operator

Jan Gould

Best Boy Grip

John Grower

Other

Jason Gustafson

Special Effects Foreman

Jeffrey J. Haboush

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Brian Kelly Hahn

Modelmaker

James Hall

Art Department

Emily Hanakochan

Film Lab

Robert Wayne Harris

Cable Operator

Anita Hart

Stunts

Steve Hartman

Art Department

Chiz Hasegawa

Project Manager

Beth Hathaway

Costumes

Donald Hauger

Foley Mixer

Donald Hauger

Assistant Sound Editor

Steve Haworth

Visual Effects

Lorenzo Hearns

Set Costumer

Frank Heath

Concept Artist

Dana Hee

Stunts

Mike Hegelsen

Driver

Mark Helmuth

Modelmaker

Jack Hess

Driver

Karen D Higgins

Foreman

Bill Hiney

Art Director

William Hiney

Art Director

Patrick Hinkle

Modelmaker

Joel Hobbie

Visual Effects

Dave Holoubek

Visual Effects

Paul Holzborn

Foley Artist

Bones Howe

Concept Artist

Ian Hunter

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ian Hunter

Storyboard Artist

James F Husbands

On-Set Dresser

Scott Ian

Music

Brian Imada

Stunts

Jeff Imada

Stunt Coordinator

Garrett Immel

Makeup Effects

Steven Ito

Stunts

Kevin Lamont Jackson

Stunts

Leigh-alexandra Jacob

Painter

Neil Jacobs

Photography

Chona Jason

Stunts

Steven D Jensen

Visual Effects

Bruton Jones

Assistant Art Director

Wendell J Joyce

On-Set Dresser

Rose Kaelin

Visual Effects

James Kail

Makeup

Gary Kangrga

Key Grip

Lelan Keffer

On-Set Dresser

Josh Kemble

Stunts

Luke Khanlian

Puppeteer

Brian Kibbe

Camera Assistant

Gary B Kibbe

Director Of Photography

Gary B Kibbe

Dp/Cinematographer

Sandy King

Producer

Steven King

Visual Effects

Henry M. Kingi Jr.

Stunts

Karl Kirschenman

Compositing Supervisor

Louis M Kiss

Puppeteer

Steve Kissick

Props

Hiro Koda

Stunts

Kim Koscki

Stunts

Caroline Kramer

Craft Service

James Krattiger

Electrician

Robert E Krattiger

Gaffer

Film Details

Also Known As
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
MPAA Rating
Genre
Action
Horror
Thriller
Sci-Fi
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Bayard Carey; Robert Wayne Harris
Distribution Company
Screen Gems
Location
New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States on Video December 4, 2001

Released in United States Summer August 24, 2001

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Venice 58 - out of competition) August 29 - September 8, 2001.

Courtney Love was previously attached to star.

Began shooting August 8, 2000.

Completed shooting October 31, 2000.

Released in United Kingom November 30, 2001.

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (Venice 58 - out of competition) August 29 - September 8, 2001.)

Released in United States Summer August 24, 2001

Released in United States on Video December 4, 2001