Movie premieres are so yesterday. Now we’re expected to get all breathless over the world premiere of a movie’s trailer.

Good Morning America did just that yesterday for the “world premiere ” of the trailer of Disney’s John Carter. Never mind that a teaser trailer came out in July, this is the full-length trailer. There’s still a bit of a wait for the real thing; it doesn’t hit theaters until March 9th.

The movie is based largely on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars, (available in trade pbk from RH/Modern Library; it was originally published as a magazine series in 1917) the first title in the John Carter novels. Burroughs also wrote the Tarzan series.

Friday Night Lights‘ Taylor Kitsch plays the title role. In 2012, he will also appear in Oliver Stone’s Savages, along with John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Benicio Del Toro. It is based on the book by Don Winslow (S&S, 2010).

Below is the full trailer:

2 Responses to “JOHN CARTER, The Movie”

  1. Ellen Browne Says:

    “John Carter” is based on the classic pulp novel “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan. Try this stylish and intelligent Kindle edition of APOM, edited by two Princeton lit profs with a feel for pop culture:

  2. Allan Hoving Says:

    And Tantor’s got the John Carter Barsoom series of audiobooks (each with free companion ebook) here