19/02/2012 21:18 GMT | Updated 20/04/2012 10:12 BST

Film Trailers: Taylor Kitsch Stars As 'John Carter' (VIDEO FEATURETTE)

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Disney have brought to the big screen the eponymous hero of Edgar Rise Burrough's classic novels. Here's the blurb below:

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter - a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). It's 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.

The film is in UK cinemas from 9th March, and stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins,Willem Dafoe and Samantha Morton. See the special featurette introducing this strange world above.