Disney finally debuted the action-packed yet stock edit of an official trailer for director Andrew Stanton’s John Carter, one filled with Martian hordes in the annoyingly familiar Star Wars battle stance using what looked to be left over set pieces and props from Star Wars (the "new" 3 prequal things), sweeping desert vistas (Arizona and Cali I'm guessing) and plenty of shots of a shirtless Taylor Kitsch (not sure why) — and they've managed to pry some licensing from Jimmy Page to use Led Zeppelin's“Kashmir.”
Andrew Stanton won an Academy Award for Wall-E and Finding Nemo. He's done a LOT of animated stuff: Monsters Inc, the Toy Stories, a Bug's Life... now he gets to work with real humans!
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter — a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). ( OK, who writes this stuff, really?)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 - OK - how can you NOT watch something from Willem Dafoe. The man is legend!!!!) 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.
Edgar Rice Burroughs is a fantastic writer! You may (or not) remember HE started the whole TARZAN thing. The John Carter premise started in 1911. Yeppers 100 years ago!!! (nothing new under the sun boys and girls). Burroughs wrote 11 books about Mars with John Carter of Mars being the third.
John Carter also stars Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds- totally worth watching as he was aces in Rome and There Will Be Blood, Dominic West from the Wire, James Purefoy also of Rome (the cutie that played Marcus Antony), Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker (I kid you not! From ROME - and Sanctuary and Caprica), Bryan Cranston and Thomas Hayden Church (Wings and Spiderman 3). It opens March 9.