Disney has unveiled the first teaser poster for their upcoming film “John Carter,” formally named “John Carter of Mars.”
It’s a pretty crappy teaser but there’s some hopes for the film as it’ll be directed by Pixar great Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E), despite this being his first live-action film.
The film will be based on the John Carter character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, who fist appeared in 1912 in the Martian series of novels. Taylor Kitsch (Wolverine Origins) will star along with Willem Dafoe, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston and Thomas Hayden Church.
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
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.
“John Carter” is scheduled to be released on March 9th 2012.