New Universal Posters: Fast and Furious / Land of the Lost
Universal has debuted two new posters just in time for Christmas, one for Fast & Furious, the other for Land of the Lost. With the holiday season wrapping up and a few weeks of downtime coming up, the studios are putting out as much early media as they can to let us know what's coming down the line in 2009. Not that we needed to remind anyone that these two movies existed, but at least we now have posters. To be honest, I'm not impressed with either. The Fast & Furious poster is just "look how big my engine is" and Land of the Lost seems like an uninspired design reminiscent of Journey to the Center of the Earth.
First up is the poster for Fast & Furious, the fourth film from the franchise. Thanks to MTV for debuting this poster today. We've already seen a teaser trailer, so this isn't anything surprisingly new.
Fast and Furious is directed by up-and-coming Taiwanese filmmaker Justin Lin, of Better Luck Tomorrow, Annapolis, and of course, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. The screenplay was written by Chris Morgan, of Cellular, Tokyo Drift, and Wanted. Fast and Furious races into theaters on April 3rd, 2009.
Next up we have the poster for Will Ferrell's Land of the Lost, inspired by the classic 1970's TV show. Thanks to Cinematical for debuting this poster today. We haven't seen a trailer for this yet.
Land of the Lost is directed by Brad Silberling, of Casper, City of Angels, Moonlight Mile, Lemony Snicket, and 10 Items or Less previously. "Saturday Night Live" writer Dennis McNicholas and "Entourage" writer Chris Henchy together wrote the screenplay for the film, which is a remake of a 1970's TV show of the same name. Land of the Lost hits theaters everywhere this summer on June 5th, 2009.