Upcoming Film ‘John Carter’ Gets Updated Synopsis and Poster

Disney recently released some new information about their upcoming sci-fi film John Carter. Itunes Movie Trailers recently debuted this exclusive teaser poster, giving us our very first look at the new film. Formerly titled John Carter of Mars, the film will be directed by Andrew Stanton, who is best known for his work on such Pixar films as Finding Nemo and Wall-E. The film will star Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church and Willem Dafoe.

Walt Disney Studios also released a new, updated synopsis for the film, which features a screenplay by Andrew Stanton & Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon:

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.

John Carter will debut in theaters on March 9, 2012.


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