With just a couple of weeks before it hits theaters, it appears Walt Disney Studios may finally have a decent grip on the marketing for its upcoming production John Carter. After being ridiculed on the internet for months for its less-than-stellar trailers and ad campaigns, a new, positive buzz is beginning to swell between both early reports from those who have seen the film as well as what was released here by Walt Disney Studios Australia, a two-minute plus sneak peek at the film itself. Apparently the best way to sell John Carter is to actually show it. In this extended White Apes’ scene, John Carter is forced to face the giant white apes and use his brains and new physical abilities to attempt to defeat them. To sweeten the pot, the clip is then followed by what can only be described as a brand new trailer, stuffed with some amazing visuals and a good chunk of footage not yet released.
From Academy Award®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 opens in theaters nationwide on March 9, 2012