Teaser Poster for JOHN CARTER (of mars)

For those of you who missed it Disney recently changed the title of John Carter of Mars to just John Carter. I added of Mars to the title so you actually know what movie I'm talking about. Changing that title was a mistake.

Disney unleashed the first teaser poster for the film, which you can see above. There really nothing too exciting about this poster, but I'm really excited about the movie, I grew up on these books and I absolutely love the stories. I just hope this film does the original stories justice. The movie was directed by Pixar director Andrew Stanton (Wall-E, Finding Nemo) so there is a good chance it will be, even though this is his first live-action film. 

John Carter also has an awesome cast of actors that includes Taylor Kitsch, 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 full synopsis of 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.

The film is scheduled to be released on March 9th 2012. 

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