This morning Good Morning America had an exclusive first look into the full length trailer for John Carter, the Disney sci-fi adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels of the same name. With the glimpse, they were able to also sit down with star Taylor Kitsch and talk about the movie as well. You can see the small glimpse, as well as the interview, below:
John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is an American Civil War veteran who is miraculously transported to Mars, known to its inhabitants as Barsoom. He is immediately captured by a race of green-skinned barbarians who are 12 feet (4 meters) tall and have six limbs, green skin, and long tusks. Formerly an Earthlike world, Barsoom has become less hospitable to life over the millennia. As its oceans evaporated and its atmosphere thinned, Barsoom’s inhabitants became hardened and warlike, constantly fighting one another to survive. Barsoomian society thus devolved into partial barbarism.
Carter befriends the Green Martian Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and rescues a humanoid Red Martian princess, Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), from the Tharks, a belligerent tribe of Green Martians. He gains the Barsoomians’ respect with his superior strength and fighting ability. Carter ultimately enlists the Green Martians’ assistance in winning a war waged by Dejah Thoris’ people, and he saves all Martians from asphyxiation when the planet’s atmosphere factory malfunctions.
The full trailer will debut tonight, and we will have that video up for you as soon as we can.
John Carter, which stars Taylor Kitsch, Willem Dafoe, Lynn Collins, Thomas Haden Church, Dominic West, Mark Strong, Bryan Cranston, Daryl Sabara, and more, will hit theaters on March 9th, 2012.