Wow. Just wow. The teaser trailer for John Carter just debuted this morning and it looks better than I expected. I included two of the production design drawings that were released a couple of days before the trailer. They definitely got me more excited for the look of this movie. The trailer did not disappoint. I am way more excited for this movie than Sherlock Holmes 2. I also have to give the trailer makers props for keeping the trailer short(er) at 1:44. They could have shown less, and it would have been just as effective. That means that there will be eventually be a longer full trailer closer to the release date. The cast for this film is also impressive and you don’t get to see much of them in the trailer. Taylor Kitsch is the star and it looks like Lynn Collins (Wolverine, True Blood) will be the main co-star. Daryl Sabara (Spy Kids, Machete) is also featured in the trailer. The rest of the cast includes Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, and Willem Dafoe. Oscar-winning Andrew Stanton is directing and this will be his first non-animated film (he’s a big Pixar filmmaker).
“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.”
John Carter is in theatres March 9, 2012.