Action-Oriented 'John Carter' Clip and Otherworldly Sizzle Reel

Friday, 24 February 2012 12:54 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Action-Oriented 'John Carter' Clip and Otherworldly Sizzle Reel

Just a few hairs under a hundred years since Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars first saw publication and kicked off the Barsoom series, influencing almost all subsequent science fiction, an adaptation is now only two weeks from hitting theaters.  With the release of John Carter just around the corner and the promotional machine running like mad, almost five minutes from the film have emerged online in the form of an extended clip and an accompanying sizzle reel.

The clip, which clocks in at around two minutes and forty seconds, pitts Taylor Kitsch's John Carter and Willem Dafoe (via motion capture) as Tars Tarkas against not one but two massive, deadly White Apes.  The sizzle reel that follows makes good use of the score by Michael Giacchino, presenting a nice otherwordly vibe before building to some really epic action.  Together, they present the best case yet for John Carter as a large scale adventure worth seeing on the big screen.

Big thanks to Coming Soon for both the clip and the sizzle reel below:

After months in which a whole lot of folks were predicting – in some cases seemingly rooting for – John Carter's total artistic and commercial failure, the first screenings have begun.  While those who've actually seen the film aren't yet allowed to review it, early word has been uniformly positive and sometimes ecstatic. 

Andrew Stanton, the Finding Nemo and WALL-E director who contributed to the screenplays for Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, and Monsters Inc, makes his live-action debut here.  He's working from a screenplay by himself, Brave co-director Mark Andrews, and Pulitzer Prize-winning literary badass Michael Chabon.

Riggins himself Taylor Kitsch stars, along with Lynn Collins as Dejah Thoris and an ensemble cast that includes Dominic West, Mark Strong, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Samantha Morton, Ciaran Hinds, Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy, and Daryl Sabara.  See them all when John Carter arrives on March 9th.

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