First Full John Carter Trailer Lands on Earth, Taylor Kitsch talks to GMA
12.01.11 by Ryan
The first full trailer for Disney's adaptation of John Carter (formerly John Carter of Mars) has arrived online, and it looks every bit the epic adventure fans have been expecting since the teaser trailer was released in July.
Based on the pulp hero created by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter follows Civil War veteran Carter (X-Men Origins: Wolverine's Taylor Kitsch) as he is mysteriously transported to the planet of Mars and becomes embroiled in the conflict raging between the planet's inhabitants. Fans of the Burroughs novels noted that an official still revealed a great White Ape, introduced in Burrough's first John Carter novel, A Princess of Mars, and the trailer shows Carter's confrontation with the giant beast in the trailer's opening moments.
Good Morning America
was the first to premiere a glimpse of the trailer and sat down to talk with Kitsch. While the trailer was shortened for the morning news show, the interview was rather thorough, including discussions on topics ranging from the impact of wire work on the groin area to Kitsch's new hairstyle. The popular Canadian actor, who went from a southern football player in the TV show Friday Night Lights
to a fierce ex-military captain in John Carter
, seems very enthused with the adaptation, declaring it "pretty legit."
Directed by two-time Academy Award winner Andrew Stanton (WALL-E), John Carter was adapted by Stanton and screenwriter-author Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys). The cast includes Willem Dafoe (Platoon), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), James Purefoy (Rome), Samantha Morton (Sweet and Lowdown), Dominic West (The Wire), Thomas Haden Church (Sideways), Polly Walker (Clash of the Titans), Ciarán Hinds (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2), Mark Strong (Green Lantern), and Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad).