John Carter is not a remake of a movie made in the 1970's. The screenplay of the movie is new and original but at times movies can have similar themes. Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carter_%28film%29.
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John Carter is based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs series of books of Mars. (or Barsoom as it's called in the books.)
There was another movie made for TV (?) recently of the "Princess of Mars" book. Wiki says it was made in 2009.
The book series is excellent. The Princess movie in my opinion left out most of the interesting parts of the book. The aliens who lived on Mars that ER Burroughs created. From what I've seen of the previews of John Carter this movie does include them.