Disney has released the first trailer for their much anticipated sci-fi adventure film, John Carter.
John Carter is the film adaptation of the popular Edgar Rice Burroughs book series, John Carter of Mars. The story is based around a civil war vet who is transported to Mars, where he finds himself mixed up with 12 foot tall aliens, a princess and a world on the fringe of collapsing.
Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E) is directing the film and Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is starring in the title role. James Purefoy, Mark Strong, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Dominic West, Thomas Hayden Church, Samantha Morthon and Polly Walker round out the ensemble cast.
Watch the full trailer after the jump.
John Carter will be released in theaters on March 9, 2012.