Classic films are getting remade left and right, but what if it went the other way? What if our original films of recent years were thrown back to an earlier era? Who would star? Who would direct? What would the poster look like? Artist Peter Stults ran with that idea and came up with some wonderfully creative and thoughtful posters based on recent movies. I’m not sure if I see Leonard Nimoy as John McClane, but I can absolutely see James Dean starring in a 1950s version of Drive.
Hit the jump to check out some of the posters.
We all miss Community right now especially since NBC has deigned that it be replaced with garbage like Whitney and Are You There, Chelsea? The show will return, but we don’t know when. In the meantime, we’ll have to be satisfied with anything Community-related and artist Aviv Or has done some fun illustrations where he’s re-imagined the cast as X-Men characters. I would say all the characters have been matched up correctly, although I would have liked to seen Annie’s Boobs done as a little tiny Beast.
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I’m not sure how aerodynamic it is, but the folks at Bangerter Homes have done a pretty cool thing and built a life-size replica of Carl and Ellie’s house from Pixar’s Up. The builders got Disney’s OK before going ahead on the house and now the 2800 square foot replica can be yours for the surprisingly-reasonable price of $399,000. Granted, you’ll have to move to Harriman, Utah, but assuming the house can fly (and if it can’t fly then what’s the point), you could just take it all the way to Paradise Falls.
Hit the jump to check out the house, which even includes details like the mural Ellie painted in the living room.
In her spare time, Disney animator Heidi Jo Gilbert put together a sensational animated storyboard to pitch her studio and composer Stephen Schwartz on an animated adaptation of the Broadway musical Wicked. For those unfamiliar with the musical, it’s based on the book by Gregory Maguire and takes a look at The Wizard of Oz from the Wicked Witch’s perspective.
Gilbert took arguably the musical’s best number, “Defying Gravity”, and transformed it into what could have been a rousing animated sequence. Unfortunately for Ms. Gilbert and for all of us, I believe that Universal currently holds the screen rights to Wicked (as the project languishes in development hell looking for a director). Hit the jump to defy gravity in animated form.
Editor “Gen I.” has mixed together a beautiful compilation of 270 of this year’s movies. The six-minute mash-up runs all genre, all tones, and it’s just a really well-cut together piece. It’s not saying “These were the best films,” but it brings them all together to make 2010 look like a better year in cinema than it actually was. That takes some skill.
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