Just last month, we brought you the news that Walt Disney Pictures had changed the name of their forthcoming Edgar Rice Burroughs adaptation, directed by Andrew Stanton (Wall-E) from John Carter of Mars to just John Carter.
Now, we have the very first teaser poster for the film and it features the film’s star Taylor Kitsch and the initials JCM (which is confusing since they pulled the “of Mars” from the title). Check it out below!
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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, starring Taylor Kitsch (The Bang Bang Club), Mark Strong (Green Lantern), Willem Dafoe (Miral), Lynn Collins (Drift) and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) is slated to hit theaters on March 9th, 2012.