The American science fiction action-adventure film John Carter (2012) is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’s A Princess of Mars (1912), the first book in the Barsoom series.
Direct by: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy and Willem Dafoe.
Revenue: $284.1 million
John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), a veteran of the Civil War, has no idea what kind of adventure awaits him when he wakes up on the surface of Mars (also known as Barsoom). The people of the red planet, especially Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), draw Carter into an epic war, despite his best efforts to stay out of it. Carter, a battle veteran, regains his humanity just as Barsoom is on the verge of collapse and he learns that the destiny of everyone depends on him.