Mars Attacks! Poster for Andrew Stanton’s John Carter hits!

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The “John Carter” marketing blitz has begun. And about time. What, the film was completed in 1995, no?

In all seriousness, Andrew Stanton’s big-screen take on the pulp hero looks terrific; the teaser showed off some of the wonderful visual effects the film has in store, and also reassured us why Taylor Kitsch is playing the title role.

Today, a new one-sheeter for “John Carter” :

From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. .

“John Carter” is out next Summer.