Tonight Disney (via IGN) premiered the new theatrical trailer for JOHN CARTER, a visually striking preview of Andrew Stanton‘s ambitious live-action adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs famed Barsoom series of fantasy novels set on his vision of the planet Mars. FilmEdge particularly digs how a choral-orchestrated version Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir (by Corner Stone Cues) punctuates the alien action with a somewhat primordial tempo, grounding these imaginative visions with an identifiable score that sounds both familiar and new. This approach ties neatly into Disney’s new poster tagline “Lost in our world, found in another.”
JOHN CARTER stars Taylor Kitsch in the title role with co-stars Willem Dafoe, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston and Thomas Hayden Church. Directed by Andrew Stanton, JOHN CARTER opens in theaters March 9, 2012.