Taylor Kitsch Fights to Save Mars in Full Length ‘John Carter’ Trailer (Video)

Get ready for a shirtless Taylor Kitsch, some epic battles and aliens.

The full length trailer for Disney’s John Carter premiered this week and it looks quite interesting. The movie is a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). It 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 of “Friday Night Lights”), 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. 

John Carter hits theaters March 9, 2012.