After debuting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, IFC Films picked up Ain't Them Bodies Saints, the western thriller from writer director David Lowery, and it arrives later this summer. The film won the U.S. Dramatic Cinematography Award, and this writer called the film "a contemporary western with all the right beats, this film is full of authentic drama, and a respect for westerns of the past and present." Now a cool teaser poster has surfaced that looks more like an illustrated cover of a book featuring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck. Hopefully there's a trailer coming sometime soon as well.
The sun persists in rising. So I make myself stand. Excellent. Love this poster already. One quick glance and it has an epic, bold feel to it. I love the marketing for this series and it's getting better as they continue on and get more comfortable with the massive fanbase they're building. Lionsgate has debuted a gorgeous new poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, once again starring Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen. This was designed by Lionsgate's Chief Marketing Officer Tim Palen, whom I assume took this photo used on the poster. I love the colors as it makes it a bit more exciting, but not overly glossy.
After a little casting snafu saw Al Pacino replaced at the last minute by Benjamin Bratt, the July release of Despicable Me 2 is still on track, and the hype machine is kicking into full gear. A brand new poster has just been unveiled featuring Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) looking over an impressive sea of his little, weird, yellow followers, the minions (who are also getting their own movie). The animated sequel from Universal and Illumination Entertainment introduces audiences to Eduardo (Bratt), a new super-criminal causing problems for The Anti-Villain League, which decides to recruit Gru to help them eradicate this new threat.
Things fall down. People look up. And when it rains, it pours. My initial reaction to receiving an email with the subject "Mondo Announces Latest Poster Series Featuring Films of P.T. Anderson" was "holy shit!" After taking a look at the artwork, curated by Aaron Horkey for five of Paul Thomas Anderson's feature films (except for The Master), I'm not as excited as I first was unfortunately. The best ones are for Magnolia, which many still call his best film, and Hard Eight. And honestly the There Will Be Blood art ain't that great at all. But that's Horkey's style, if you're into it. Check out all five of the brand new Mondo PTA prints.
Just last month we learned that Lionsgate was bringing their adaptation of I, Frankenstein, the graphic novel by Kevin Grievioux, to theaters in January of 2014, and now the promotional campaign begins this summer with a motion poster. Aaron Eckhart is front and center as a contemporary Frankenstein monster now living in a dark, gothic metropolis who finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans. The story is set in a dystopic present where gargoyles and demons battle for supremacy. With a January release, we're not expecting much, but at least this story sounds somewhat original. Look!
"On my world it means hope." Only 35 days to go. We've been throwing up endless marketing material for Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, since Warner Bros is in the last 5 weeks of promotion and they're going all out. While we've seen some excellent promo banners and other sales art, this final poster comes direct from the Man of Steel twitter and is the big pay off, with the Superman S symbol up front and center. Pretty much as big as they can get it without it being too big. It's combined with that supersonic flying image to finish what is an impressive poster. I like the look of it, epic, fitting for this grand return of the Big Blue Boyscout.
"Folk singer with a cat!" Just in time for the Cannes Film Festival kicking off next week, CBS Films has debuted another brand new red band trailer for Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest film from the Coen Brothers, starring Oscar Isaac as folk musician Llewyn Davis based on the story of Dave van Ronk. We've already seen one excellent trailer already and CBS Films just scheduled its December release, but this looks outstanding. Maybe I'm just in love with New York City and how they've captured it perfectly in this, but I'm very excited to see the film. The red band tag is mostly for language and not much else. Take a look below!
Don't let go. Whoa. The very first teaser poster has been revealed today to continue the build-up to the first trailer reveal tomorrow for Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity. The highly anticipated, long-awaited space film stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as astronauts who get launched into space after a catastrophic accident sends them drifting away from Earth. We've been covering this movie for years and this is finally the very first bit of marketing material released publicly; they still haven't even released a real photo yet. This is a stunning poster, I'm impressed by it, but my only question - why is Cuarón's name so damn small?
A touching film deserves touching marketing. So far, so good, let's hope they keep this up. The Weinstein Company has unveiled this first official poster for Ryan Coogler's award-winning feature debut Fruitvale Station, originally known as just Fruitvale, starring Michael B. Jordan (Chronicle) in a career-defining role as Oscar. We saw and fell in love with this film at Sundance, a powerful, moving, heartfelt, intimate portrait of a young man, and a senseless tragedy. The poster contains what looks like a canvas painting of a scene of Oscar holding hands with his daughter, a striking image I'm glad they used for a poster. See below.
The poster campaign for Man of Steel has finally picked up with the film just over a month away from release. A new banner popped up yesterday with an awesome new TV spot, and last week a high-flying new poster surfaced with Superman (Henry Cavill) flying at breakneck speed. Now another banner has popped up with a flying Supes, but this one is from a distance, featuring the superhero breaking the sound barrier. It's an image we saw in the very first teaser trailer for the film last summer with The Dark Knight Rises, and this time there's some lens flare to go along with it. Will Zack Snyder use them as much as J.J. Abrams?
The trailer for R.I.P.D. has come and gone, and while it feels wholly familiar with a vibe similar to Men in Black, and director Robert Schwentke's previously action comedy RED, it still looks like it could be some summer fun. Now a new poster has arrived throwing a heroic Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds into the midst of some serious chaos downtown. There's a lightning tornado, some four-armed monster on a building ledge and someone seemingly trapped in that flaming police car. Plus that tagline isn't too far off from "Protecting the Earth from the scum of the universe." We're still interested to see how this plays out.
Fear. Sacrifice. Contact. This is awesome. Our favorite sci-fi blog io9 has debuted an impressive poster for Europa Report, the indie sci-fi about a mission to Jupiter's moon, Europa, where they're searching for life in the oceans. The film is apparently going to be presented entirely found footage, as was teased in the first trailer and footage late last year. The poster plays on that with some grainy visual static like the photo was decoded from video. The image itself is just a gorgeous shot of single astronaut walking towards the gigantic frozen ocean ice formation, with Jupiter (and their ship) looming above. It's simple, but a powerful image, and I love how much it conveys in just one beautiful image without the need for floating heads or huge text.
It's time to get out. Hasn't it been time to get the hell out since the first one? Ah, this has double meaning. The Spanish [REC] horror series continues with another sequel this year, believe it or not, titled [REC] 4 Apocalypse to follow-up [REC] 3: Genesis from last year. Our friends at Bloody-Disgusting have debuted the first teaser poster and first teaser trailer which, of course, contain copious amounts of blood (and some gore) because that's what this series is all about. It continues the story from the first film, with the young TV reporter who came with the firemen and made it out, but is she infected, too? From this teaser, that's a yes!
Prepare to get annihilated. Yes, The World's End is coming soon, and we're all going
down with to see it! The first official trailer will be online later this week, but in the meantime, an explosive new UK quad poster has debuted for the Edgar Wright movie starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. This one isn't particularly revealing, considering we've seen a few photos from the apocalypse comedy already, but I am intrigued by the guys with the glowing blue eyes in the background. Who the heck are they? They can't be more zombies, right? Aliens? Robots? All of the above? Not the best poster, but at least something to hold us over for now.