The brand new John Carter trailer is here. It looks a little like Avatar meets Attack of the Clones, but good fun nonetheless. As it’s directed by Andrew Stanton (Wall-E, Finding Nemo), I’m expecting good stuff. John Carter is due for release in the UK early next year, 9th March 2012, and stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Mark Strong, Dominic West, Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Haden Church and Samantha Morton. Here’s the official synopsis.
John Carter Official Synopsis / Plot Summary / Storyline
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.