Formerly known as “John Carter of Mars”, is an upcoming 2012 science fiction action adventure film based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 11-volume Barsoom series classic novel. The film is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E), which serve as his live-action directorial debut.
It 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.
- via IGN