Walt Disney Pictures Ireland have sent over the first teaser poster for their forthcoming sci-fi adventure John Carter. And it definitely sets an ominous tone.
Based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s Barsoom series of novels, the movie sees Wolverine star Taylor Kitsch in the title role as a Civil War soldier who wakes to find himself on Mars in the midst of another bloody battle.
The movie marks Pixar director Andrew Stanton’s first foray into live action, working off a script from Michael Chabon. If this can live up to Stanton’s extraordinary Wall-E then we are in for a treat.
John Carter will be released in Ireland and the US on March 9th, 2012.
From Academy Award–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.