As we approach the end of the year, I'm going to be posting about new movies of science fiction and fantasy coming in 2012. The first on my list is John Carter of Mars (of course). I've been waiting for this one.
Plot Summary: Civil War vet John Carter is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, who is in desperate need of a savior.
This movie is based on a story published in 1964 and written by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Taylor Kitsch plays lead role.
The release date I found for this movie is sometime in March 2012. I'm looking forward to it, but the thing that puzzles me is in this movie Mars has a breathable atmosphere. I also noticed a river of some sort. How can this be? Perhaps Mars did have Earth like conditions a million years ago, but it says John Carter is a civil war vet. Unless maybe he is also transported to the past. (I know that if I somehow wrote about a Mars with an atmosphere without explanation readers would thrash me.) Either that or it's going to be a leap of the imagination. Anyway, I am looking foward to this one.
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