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Behold, the trailer for John Carter! They’ve dropped the “of Mars” in the title (although the logo is still “JCM”) which I think is a mistake; John Carter might as well be a sequel to Michael Clayton or Vera Drake if you’re not familiar with the character. I think the film looks really promising and while you could dismiss this as just another Prince of Persia type adventure film, the fact that Andrew Stanton (Wall-E, Finding Nemo) is directing (and the choice of Peter Gabriel’s My Body is a Cage over metal for the trailer) is a very good sign.

Watch the original He-Man fight martians:

The film is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic pulp fiction novel A Princess of Mars. Compare Carter 2012 with the Carter on the novel’s cover by Frank Schoonover: