First 'John Carter' Trailer Arrives

First ‘John Carter’ Trailer Arrives

I first read Edgar Rice Burroughs A Princess of Mars when I was a very young man. After reading it, I devoured the entire series of books in a matter of weeks. They were just that good.

I’ve always thought the books would make great movies and now that thought has been turned to reality by Disney with its upcoming big screen adaptation of the series: John Carter. The film, which is directed by Andrew Stanton, features what looks to be a good cast including Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and William Dafoe.

The trailer was released on Apple’s iTunes this morning and we’ve got it for you today. In case you’re not familiar with the story, here’s a bit of the official synopsis to get you in the mood:

“The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (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 (Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom (Mars) and its people rests in his hands.”

Check out the trailer after the break. John Carter arrives in theaters on March 9, 2012.