Disney have today released our first look at John Carter (formally John Carter of Mars) in the form of a teaser trailer. The movie is the live-action directorial debut of Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E) so expectations are pretty high, but from the trailer it looks like Stanton has crafted an interesting and unique sci-fi movie.
The song in the trailer is a? Peter Gabriel cover of “My Body Is A Cage” by Arcade Fire.
John Carter is 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.
John Carter will be released March 2012.