March 8, 2012—IMAX Corporation and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures today announced that John Carter, the action adventure film from Academy® Award-winner Andrew Stanton, will be released in the immersive IMAX® 3D format on Friday, March 9. Based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs and starring Taylor Kitsch, Willem Dafoe, and Lynn Collins, the film will open in 290 IMAX® theaters domestically, simultaneous with the film’s North American wide release. The movie will also open in 194 IMAX® theaters internationally, 115 of which will open on Friday, March 9, with the additional runs debuting over following weeks. Additional playdates will be added as pending bookings are confirmed.
About John Carter
From Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter 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), 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.
Source: IMAX Corporation