Take a Hit of This New 'American Ultra' Poster Made for Comic-Con
by Alex Billington
July 7, 2015
Everyone's Getting Smoked. I am really, really digging the marketing materials for this movie - American Ultra, the upcoming "stoner Jason Bourne" comedy arriving this August. Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star as a pot-loving couple in a small town whose lives are thrown into disarray when government agents show up to eliminate Eisenberg. The first trailer looks hilarious, but the posters have been absolutely perfect - the right mix of stoner-inspired wackiness, with Eisenberg/Stewart zaniness, without any terribly Photoshopped floating heads. Nice. With Comic-Con 2015 taking place this week, Lionsgate has unveiled another fantastic poster along with a comic book cover for a comic that apparently has a key role in the film.
Here's the two new Comic-Con posters for American Ultra, debuted via io9. Comic book variant is below.
Here's the comic book cover for Apollo Ape, a character "in the movie who plays a small, but crucial, role."
A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out. American Ultra is directed by filmmaker Nima Nourizadeh, of Warner Bros' smash party hit Project X previously. The screenplay was written by controversial writer/artist/filmmaker Max Landis, who can currently be found on Twitter @Uptomyknees. Nourizadeh tells MTV, "You start with this kind of like sweet love story… I don't want to turn people off with that, but what's really unique about this movie is the fact that it’s like this kind of crazy action-comedy, but really at the core there is this like romance and there's this love story where all he wants to do is to propose to her." Lionsgate will debut American Ultra on August 21st this summer. See the first trailer.
I am actually starting to get a little excited for this one. Giving me PINEAPPLE EXPRESS vibes!
DAVIDPD on Jul 7, 2015
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