We’re less than two weeks away from the release of John Carter, and Disney is pulling out all the stops to get as many people as possible to see the sci-fi epic. The latest trailer shows off plenty of the film’s action set pieces and vast scope. Advance word on the flick is quite positive, with many calling it a Lawrence of Arabia in space, and I for one can’t wait for my midnight showing.
The film is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars and details the adventure of John Carter, a Confederate American Civil War veteran who is inexplicably transported to Mars (called “Barsoom” by it’s inhabitants). While there he takes part in a conflict between two waring Martian tribes, and falls in love with the Martian princess. The film stars Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) as the titular character and is directed by Andrew Stanton (WALL-E, Finding Nemo).
Disney is also hosting a special giveaway for those checking out the film in IMAX 3D. Prints of the poster below will be handed out to the crowds attending the midnight release of John Carter in the IMAX format. The poster is pretty damn spectacular, and I certainly wouldn’t mind having a copy to hang on my wall.
John Carter hits theaters and IMAX on March 9th, 2012.