This Friday we can finally see if Taylor Kitsch really is John Carter of Earth as Andrew Stanton’s JOHN CARTER arrives at your favourite multiplex or indie cinema. Hopefully the trailers, tv spots, clips we’ve posted here at The People’s Movies have hopefully helped decide if a visit to Barsoom (or Mars) is worthy of your time next weekend but if you need a extra look Disney have unleashed a extra help with a new extended clip.
We now have a ten minute scene which wont show of more John Carter battle scenes on Barsoom but focus more on the opening of the film when John meets his young nephew.His nephew just happens to be Edgar Rice Burroughs we know is the original writer of the John Carter novels (as well as Conan The Barbarian, Tarzan, Solomon Kane), he is given his uncles journals and we’ll assume the story is the young Burrough’s reading the journals?
From Academy Award®–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 (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to mysterious and exotic planet Mars, becomes embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions and discovers that the survival of the planet and its people rests in his hands.
To find out what we thought of John Carter you can read our review here.