I wonder how Taylor Kitsch will get out of this one. We saw the first trailer for Pixar director Andrew Stanton‘s first live-action adventure, John Carter, debut to mixed response. But I was excited for his scope and was glad that Disney seemed to be hiding many of the surprises for the feature film. They are beginning to unveil this alien world though, and we have our first look at a monster via Entertainment Weekly, which can be seen above.

In the action scene, Stanton describes that Kitsch is imprisoned and needs to escape while being chained up and being chased by this massie white ape. He won’t reveal how Carter will escape, but the huge creature that has a great sense of smell can’t see, so there is some advantage there. There is another trailer completed and coming soon, but for now check out the first tease below.

Based of Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ work, the action adventure stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church and Willem Dafoe.


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 hits theaters March 9th, 2012.

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