Pictures released the first for the sci-fi adventure John Carter today, which is the big-screen adaptation of ’ story, “A Princess of Mars”.

Starring Canada’s own in the title role, the film also co-stars , , and , and was helmed by Wall-E director, and Academy Award-winner, , who also helped write the script with and literary Pulitzer Prize-winner .

The list of respected filmmakers doesn’t stop there though. The score was composed by Oscar winner , production comes courtesy of the Oscar-nominated , and costume was by of Avatar fame.

Synopsis: John Carter 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 opens in theatres on March 9, 2012. Visit for more on the film.

Watch the trailer:

John Carter Poster

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