The official teaser trailer for John Carter was released online today by Walt Disney Pictures.

The movie is an adaptation of Edgar Rich Burrough's classic literary sci-fi series, and makes it Andrew Stanton's (director of Finding Nemo and Wall-E) live-action debut.

The official synopsis for John Carter goes:

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 [the Martian civilization] Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

John Carter is expected to be the first installment in a new franchise, as Disney plans to release more films of this character in the future.