Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 by Russ Fischer
Disney has been struggling with the marketing for Andrew Stanton‘s John Carter, which opens in a couple weeks but still seems to face an uphill battle establishing itself even for audiences that should be pretty receptive to an old-school sci-fi film based on an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel.
There have been a couple trailers now and quite a few clips released, and while each has various charms no one trailer or clip has really hammered home what the movie is.
So a fan took a lot of the released footage and cut a non-official trailer. It’s a lot better than any of the others, both from the perspective of laying out the story, and for showing the scope of the film. After the break, you can see this John Carter edit, as well as a quick fan-made teaser for a live-action version of Akira.
That’s via Badass Digest.
Meanwhile, there is this fan-made trailer for a theoretical live-action version of Akira. Since the Warner Bros. version isn’t going to happen any time soon, and could still end up not happening at all, so if you’re curious about what Katsuhiro Otomo‘s vision of telekinetic power run amok might look like in live-action, you’ll have to settle for this.
Fabien Dubois directed this teaser, starring Baptiste Amann and the voice of Pierre Scarland. More info is available at the teaser’s Vimeo page. Really, until the final shot I thought this felt a lot more like an alternate version of Chronicle than Akira. And, sure, there are indisputable similarities between those two stories, but I’d like something a little more specifically Akira. You may get more out of it. [Twitch]