The teaser trailer for John Carter has landed online. I’m not exactly sure what to make of this film. Some parts look incredibly cheesy (“You may be the only one who can save us!”) while others look like a good, old-fashioned adventure flick. I hope its the latter because some of the designs are great and the special effects look pretty sweet. You can also click here for what Steve thought when he visited the editing bay.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Haden Church, and James Purefoy. John Carter opens March 9, 2012. The US trailer is set to go online later today and if it’s different than this one we’ll update the story.
Here’s the official synopsis for John Carter:
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.