New Posters for 42, EMPEROR, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, and MANIAC

     February 7, 2013

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A few new posters have made their way online.  Briefly:

  • 42 – A new poster for the Jackie Robinson biopic features star Chadwick Boseman making quite the play.  The film also stars Harrison Ford and Christopher Meloni and opens on April 12th.
  • Emperor – The debut poster for this WWII historical drama, which finds Matthew Fox investigating whether or not the Japanese Emperor should be tried for war crimes.  Tommy Lee Jones plays General Douglas MacArthur.  The film opens on March 8th.
  • Olympus Has Fallen – A new character poster for this “Die Hard in the White House” thriller features a highly photoshopped Morgan Freeman, who shockingly does not play the president.  The film opens on March 22nd.
  • ManiacElijah Wood gets his serial killer on in this UK quad for the horror thriller remake.  The film opens later this year.

Hit the jump to check out the posters and full synopses.

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Here’s the official synopsis for 42:

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures are teaming up with director Brian Helgeland for “42,” the powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. “42″ will star Academy Award(R) nominee Harrison Ford (“Witness”) as the innovative Dodger’s general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show, and Chadwick Boseman (“The Express”) as Robinson, the heroic African American who was the first man to break the color line in the big leagues.

Via EWemperor-poster

Here’s the official synopsis for Emperor:

A gripping tale of love and honor forged between fierce enemies of war, EMPEROR unfolds the story, inspired by true events, of the bold and secret moves that won the peace in the shadows of post-war Japan.  Matthew Fox joins Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones and newcomer Eriko Hatsune to bring to life the American occupation of Japan in the perilous and unpredictable days just after Emperor Hirohito’s World War II surrender. As General Douglas MacArthur (Jones) suddenly finds himself the de facto ruler of a foreign nation, he assigns an expert in Japanese culture – General Bonner Fellers (Fox), to covertly investigate the looming question hanging over the country: should the Japanese Emperor, worshiped by his people but accused of war crimes, be punished or saved?  Caught between the high-wire political intrigue of his urgent mission and his own impassioned search for the mysterious school teacher (Hatsune) who first drew him to Japan, Fellers can be certain only that the tricky subterfuge about to play out will forever change the history of two nations and his heart.

Via Yahoo! Movies.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Olympus Has Fallen:

When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President, and avert an even bigger disaster.

Via IMP Awards.

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Here’s the synopsis for Maniac:

Just when the streets seemed safe, a serial killer with a fetish for scalps is back and on the hunt. Frank is the withdrawn owner of a mannequin store, but his life changes when young artist Anna appears asking for his help with her new exhibition. As their friendship develops and Frank’s obsession escalates, it becomes clear that she has unleashed a long-repressed compulsion to stalk and kill.

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