(Free Press Release) JOHN CARTER RELEASING IN INDIA ON 9th MARCH.
The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of John Carter, a now-legendary character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1912. Considered by many to be the worldâ€˜s first space hero, John Carter was first introduced to the world in Burroughsâ€˜ story Ã¢â‚¬Å“Under the Moons of Mars,Ã¢â‚¬ which was published serially in All-Story magazine before being renamed and published as the novel Ã¢â‚¬Å“A Princess of MarsÃ¢â‚¬ in 1917. Burroughs would go on to write ten more books in what came to be known as the Ã¢â‚¬Å“BarsoomÃ¢â‚¬ seriesÃ¢â‚¬”Barsoom being Burroughsâ€˜ name for the planet Mars. Since the bookâ€˜s publication, some of the 20th centuryâ€˜s greatest minds in art, literature and science have credited it with inspiring and motivating their work.
From Academy Award® winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes Ã¢â‚¬Å“John CarterÃ¢â‚¬Ã¢â‚¬”a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). Ã¢â‚¬Å“John CarterÃ¢â‚¬ 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.
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