'Pacific Rim' Gets Some Awesome Posters from IMAX and Odd City
There's no doubt that the giant robots and monsters in Guillermo del Toro's forthcoming blockbuster Pacific Rim are the driving force of interest in the summer action bonanza, and now they get even more attention in some new posters. The first comes as part of IMAX's new Fanfix poster series that kicked off with Star Trek Into Darkness. Artist Sergio Grisanti is behind the poster which will be handed out to fans at the first IMAX screenings of the film in just a few weeks. Plus, there's also a series of original posters being launched today by Odd City Entertainment, and the first one has just been revealed. Look below!
Here's Sergio Grisanti's IMAX Fanfix poster for Pacific Rim via Hero Complex:
Del Toro talks about getting Grisanti to create this poster:
"I am thrilled to introduce Sergio Grisanti to the world. For years he has been a highly respected commercial artist. When I was first exposed to his art for ‘Pacific Rim,’ I knew instantly that he was a powerhouse of talent. He created the Jaeger posters/card art we used at WonderCon. Without any hesitation I asked him to create this new IMAX Fanfix art. Look at it closely — with a magnifying glass! So much going on! Such power! Such beauty! Sergio loves his Kaijus and his Mecha, and it shows. The poster, like my film, is a tribute to well-loved things. I wish all the fans the best time at the first Imax screenings of ‘Pacific Rim.’ Enjoy!”
In addition, Odd City Entertainment announced their partnership with Warner Bros. for a series of posters from artists like Todd Slater, NE, Gordon Jones and Graham Erwin. But this first one comes from Gabz, a world-renowned Polish artist. There's a regular print (below) as well as a variant and metal version (which you can check out in full over at Collider):
Gabz talks about his inspiration on the artwork:
"Until now, I had worked on movies with plenty of references to be found on the Internet. In this case, I was mainly limited to the first teaser trailer that came out (pretty mind blowing by the way). I focused on Gipsy Danger, but instead of putting him in some type of massive sea battle, which was quite tempting, I proposed something inspired by World War 2 propaganda posters; something where the giant robot symbolizes the last stand of humanity. To better show the scale of the threat, I added a glimpse of the giant Kaiju hidden in the skyline. I’m pleased with the outcome and particularly with my version of the poster title, clearly inspired by Japanese apocalyptic cinema posters.”
The screen prints, sized 24×36, will be randomly released beginning on Tuesday, July 2nd and lasting through Thursday, July 11th via the Odd City web store at www.oddcitystore.com and you can follow them on Twitter @OddCityNews for continued updates regarding announcement information and drop dates of the other artist’s prints. We'll likely post the other pieces of art here as well, so stay tuned.
Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth) is directing Pacific Rim from a script by Travis Beacham. The film follows a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi), who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger, a massive robot designed to fight legions of monstrous creatures known as Kaiju, which started rising from the sea years ago. They stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. The film also stars Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day and Clifton Collins Jr. Warner Bros will release Pacific Rim in theaters in 3D on July 12th. Are you ready?
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
that second one is fucking badass
Linkfx on Jun 24, 2013
Michael Garza-Allen on Jun 25, 2013
Xerxexx on Jun 24, 2013
Second poster: Dat Cloud!
DAVIDPD on Jun 24, 2013
2nd pic is so fucking bad ass. Thought it was japanese at first lol xdddd
dvt on Jun 24, 2013
Love em both, the second is a pretty strong one though! If I was to nitpick it would be the smaller fake Japanese text that says Warner Bros and Go Big, etc that looks a bit weird, but I'd still have it on my wall.
Carpola on Jun 24, 2013
Amazing. Ramp up the marketing a few notches Warner Bros! You'd have a hit on your hands if you just played your cards right.
Chris Groves on Jun 24, 2013
Soooo Guillermo Del Toro doesn't want to give any props to the Japanese Anime from which his "original idea" was inspired from. He's got through such great lengths that he's even gone as far as giving a German name to these giant robots. Nevermind the monsters are also Japanese inspired. How typical.
Gaamara on Jun 24, 2013
Lot's of Gundam have German names, like Kämpfer, German for 'fighter'. He has gave plenty props to the anime and manga world too, he's a fanboy, he loves that stuff.
Carpola on Jun 25, 2013
GIven that in promos he's stated he's a giant fan of Japanese mecha and kaiju culture, I would say this whole film is his fanboy homage to the genre. He's never denied the link, only that he tried not to reference any specific anime when designing the robots and monster.
mmm on Jun 27, 2013
time to watch movie,tired of posters and many many spots
Bob on Jun 25, 2013
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