As promised, Disney premiered the latest trailer for their sci-fi blockbuster John Carter on Good Morning America with star Taylor Kitsch. The full, official HD version will arrive at midnight tonight (and we’ll update the post), but for now you can check it out below for the film directed by Pixar mastermind Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E). It is an improvement over the first trailer, but my hopes are starting to fade for this one. I really hope Stanton has crafted a worthwhile story, but this latest trailer seems full of cliches and the alien world isn’t as interesting as I hoped.
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.