Trailer for John Carter

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Disney has released the first trailer for John Carter. Based on the novel “John Carter of Mars” the film stars Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), Bryan Cranston, and Willem Dafoe and is directed by Andrew Stanton (Wall-E, Finding Nemo). One of the studio’s tentpoles for next year John Carter is slated to release on March 9th 2012.

From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.