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Based at the books by Tarzan’s Edgar Rice Burroughs, it’s directed by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) and tells the tale of yank Civil War soldier John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) mysteriously transported to Mars and unwilling charged with becoming the planet’s saviour with the assistance of great green warrior Tars Tarkas (William Dafoe) and wonderful princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins).
New footage shown at D23 last month showed Carter discovering his new surroundings and a capability to leap great distances, while meeting a number Martians great and small.
“It’s a period film of a period we don’t know anything about,” says Stanton, who has Harry Potter-sized hopes for a potential franchise of Burrough’s “pulp Shakespeare” epic.
Though despite the scale, Stanton’s adamant the human element is key, with JC “Fighting something that happened to him prior to now. I FEEL that makes him more real” he affirms. “We all have ghosts that we’re chasing.”