After a small glimpse on Good Morning America yesterday, Walt Disney Pictures has posted the full trailer for their upcoming sci-fi adaptation John Carter. See it for yourself in HD right below:
John Carter 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, having six limbs 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 and rescues a humanoid Red Martian princess, Dejah Thoris, 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.
Starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, and many more, John Carter will be released on March 9th, 2012