John Carter's revolting (and Mars is beautiful) in rockin' trailer

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Jan 25, 2016, 2:01 PM EST (Updated)

In adapting Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi yarn John Carter of Mars, Pixar's Andrew Stanton—making the animation powerhouse's first live-action film—has to deal with a story that had been strip-mined by other filmmakers for years (including George Lucas). But looking at this trailer, he seems to have done pretty well.

Friday Night Lights' Taylor Kitsch swaggers his way through the role of the Civil War-era terrestrial expat who gets embroiled in a Martian revolution. John Carter looks big and dusty and beautiful and not burdened with a lot of wardrobe.

I sure hope Led Zeppelin got a taste, given how prevalent "Kashmir" is in the trailer. And, sure, it makes sense, given that "Kashmir" opens with lyrics like:

Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face, stars fill my dreams

I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been

To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen

They talk of days for which they sit and wait, all will be revealed

Though I wonder if anyone reminded Disney how dodgy it can be when sci-fi epics co-opt that tune.

(via Bleeding Cool)