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What is it with the 'John Carter' marketing campaign and killer rock songs? The first teaser used Arcade Fire's "My Body is a Cage" to hauntingly great effect, making what initially seemed like another 'Prince of Persia' into something with gravitas (and
Directed by Andrew Stanton ('WALL*E'), 'John Carter' focuses on the titular Carter (Kitsch), a downtrodden Civil War veteran who gets transported to Mars and must come to the aide of a distressed princess (Lynn Collins). It's based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs series 'Barsoom,' specifically 'A Princess of Mars,' the first entry in the 11-part book serial.
Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Samantha Morton, Ciaran Hinds and Mark Strong co-star. Let's hope this one works out better for Strong than his previous effort as an alien: 'Green Lantern.'
'John Carter' lands in theaters on March 9, 2012.
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