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Taylor Kitsch Is Troubled Civil War Veteran in 'John Carter' 10-Minute Clip

March 5, 2012 (3:34 am) GMT
Instead of focusing on the scenes in Barsoom, the long snippet highlights the titular hero's background story as a troubled former military captain in Virginia.

Five days before opening wide in theaters across the U.S. on Friday, March 9, "" debuted a 10-minute clip that features some never-before-seen footage. Instead of focusing on spectacular battle scenes in Mars a.k.a Barsoom as highlighted in the previous promo videos, the long snippet offers a longer and better look at the background story of 's titular hero.

The fresh clip opens with a scene where 's Edgar Rice Burroughs is given a journal of his deceased uncle, John Carter. As he begins to read the book, the footage cuts to a flashback scene in 1868 where Carter is involved in a bar brawl.

He then gets arrested and thrown into a jail by 's Colonel Powell. Later, the protagonist is seen escaping the jail and being pursued by a group of cavalry before accidentally embarking on a fight against horse-riding Indians.

Based on Burroughs' classic novel, "John Carter" tells the story of a war-weary, former military captain, 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 and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris.

Director of Oscar-winning "" and "", Andrew Stanton, serves behind the lens and co-writes the script for the much awaited epic movie. Also rounding up the cast ensemble are , , , , , , and .



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