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

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.