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First 'John Carter' Teaser Trailer Sees Epic War in Barsoom

July 15, 2011 (8:26 am) GMT
The teaser trailer gives a look at Taylor Kitsch as a military veteran who is transported to another planet where he's involved in a heroic warship against inhabitants of the planet.

First teaser trailer of upcoming -starring fantasy movie "" has been unleashed. The preview offers various heroic footage of a man named John Carter who gets transported to a historic world where he takes part in an epic warship, with a cover of 's "My Body Is a Cage" by being used as the backsound.

Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic novel, "John Carter" tells the story of an American Civil War veteran who suddenly enters a nearly collapse planet Mars (Barsoom), where he then becomes a hero who saves Barsoom from destruction. During his journey to Barsoom, he meets Tars Tarkas (), who becomes his ally, and rescues a humanoid Red Martian princess Dejah Thoris () from the belligerent four-armed Green Martians.

The sci-fi movie is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton, with Jim Morris, Colin Wilson and Susan Montford serving as the producers. Joining Kitsch, Dafoe and Collins in the cast ensemble are , , Polly Parker, and . The film is set to arrive in U.S. theaters on March 9, 2012.



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