Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, On Mars: First Trailer for John Carter Arrives

If you were disappointed with the meaningless first poster for John Carter (née of Mars), the Andrew Stanton-directed adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs's book series about a Civil War soldier who gets mysteriously transported to Mars, some great news: the trailer for JC has come online, and it's gorgeous, haunting, awesome, and totally obtuse. Also, awesome! Take it away, Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch and Peter Gabriel's cover of Arcade Fire's "My Body is a Cage"!

Best cover song in a trailer since the Scala and Kolacny Brothers version of "Creep" was used in The Social Network? Definitely! Not much else to take away from this teaser, other than that Kitsch has great biceps, Mars looks like Back to the Future Part III, and Stanton's first foray into live-action filmmaking might not be a mistake after all. Bonus points for the closing Willem Dafoe voice over.

John Carter transports to theaters on March 9, 2012. Head over to Apple to watch in HD (highly recommended).

VERDICT: Get your ass to Mars.


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