John Carter, Warlord of Mars gets the Disney treatment

Life on Mars?

Disney gets our asses to Mars, bringing Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter to the silver screen.

I’ll admit to only knowing about  John Carter though the 1970s Marvel Comics series- John Carter, Warlord of Mars.

The John Carter’s story is relayed via Burroughs himself as he investigates the life of his “Uncle John”.  Carter is a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War that finds himself transported to a populated Mars, not the barren wasteland that NASA has shown us.

The film is directed by Andrew Stanton, his first live-action movie following his work on Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Wall-E. With Stanton’s credentials and backing of the House of Mouse, I’m hoping for good things from John Carter.

Whilst I hope it isn’t the case, John Carter may provide us with the only decent upcoming swords and sandals fix should the new Conan movie fall on its face.

Check out the John Carter Trailer below.