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Fresh new images from director Andrew Stanton and Disney’s (estimated) $250 million dollar film “John Carter” (formerly “of Mars”). There is talk of sequels, but unless the film is 2012′s surprise hit of the year, you can probably forget about it. Given all the buzz (or lack thereof) for the film as it chugs toward its March release date, it’s looking mighty, well, pessimistic Taylor Kitsch will become your new go-to sci-fi hero. (Then again, he’ll have another chance when his other big-budget sci-fi movie “Battleship” opens two months later.)
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.
Also starring Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, Willem Dafoe, and saving the red planet March 9, 2012.
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