John Carter: Taylor Kitsch Battles Monsters and Woos a Martian Princess in Extended Preview Clip and Featurette
02.25.12 by BJSprecher
The theatrical debut of two-time Academy Award-winning director Andrew Stanton's (Finding Nemo, Wall-E) first live-action feature, John Carter, is just two weeks away and Disney is promoting the movie with the release of an extended sneak peek clip and a new behind-the-scenes featurette.
The preview clip includes a suspenseful, action-packed scene set in a gladiatorial arena on Barsoom (Mars), where Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) has found himself stranded, but empowered by the lesser gravity of the Red Planet. It's not all fighting "white apes" and leaping through the air for Kitsch, though, as revealed in the new "John and Dejah" featurette, which briefly examines the love affair between John Carter and the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), a "match made in the cosmos," according to Stanton.
John Carter is based on the classic pulp hero created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The screenplay was written by Stanton and Michael Chabon (Spider-Man 2). The cast includes Willem Dafoe as Tars Tarkas, James Purefoy as Kantos Kan, Samantha Morton as Sola, Dominic West as Sab Than, Thomas Haden Church as Tal Hajus, Polly Walker as Sarkoja, Ciarán Hinds as Tardos Mors, Mark Strong as Matai Shang and Bryan Cranston as Powell.