Monday, June 20, 2011

"John Carter" Movie Poster and Release Date

This may be old news to many of you, but Disney's "John Carter" (recently changed from "John Carter of Mars") now has a new poster and release date - March 9, 2012!

The title character will be  played by Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), and the film is directed by Andrew Stanton, who also directed "Finding Nemo" and "Wall-E,"  and will be his first live-action film.

John Carter is the main character in the 11-volume "Barsoom" series, written by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  The movie is based on the first novel in the series, ("A Princess of Mars") in which John Carter, a Civil War Veteran, goes to sleep in a cave in the desert and wakes up on Mars, or Barsoom as the inhabitants call it.  Through many adventures, he saves a princess and ultimately the very planet itself, as every self-respecting hero should.  (Did I just make John Carter sound like Mario?  I think I did...)

I am very much looking forward to this movie, and I think the poster is amazing, even if it is a bit simplistic. 

What do you think?


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