Earlier today, the word started spreading, and soon enough we were all paying attention: “sometime soon”, a Mondo-related announcement was going to drop via our friends over at Ain’t It Cool News, and…well, and nothing: that was pretty much all we got by way of a hint. Mercifully, the wait for AICN’s announcement didn’t last long, and now we all know what the big secret was: this week, Mondo will drop a Steven Spielberg double-header—a poster based on Jaws (by Laurent Durieux) and another based on E.T. The Extraterrestrial (by Mike Mitchell).
Wanna see these new prints, find out where they’re dropping, when, and what each one’s gonna cost ya? Meet me on the other side, folks.
The Mondo Gallery’s Brandenburg and Drake showcase will almost certainly be remembered as 2012’s biggest pleasant surprise: it totally snuck up on us, delivering an uppercut of awesome that no one saw coming. Two months later, at the most recent Mondo Gallery opening, people were still talking about how thoroughly they’d been caught off-guard by that show. Since then, Craig Drake has gone from being one of the more obscure contributors on the Mondo payroll to one of its most respected. Even fans that aren’t hip to Drake’s style (basically: “Pat Nagle by way of a Harry Knowles fever-dream”) seem to respect the fact that his work is unlike anything else currently being produced in Poster World.
And tomorrow, Drake is scheduled to drop a huge batch of APs via his online store, giving the newly-converted (and everyone who missed out the first time around) one last chance to snatch up some of the guy’s best work. Wanna know what’s dropping and what it’s gonna cost ya? Meet me after the jump, folks.
If you’re a Mondo fan and headed to New York Comic-Con this weekend, I strongly advise you to get to the con when it opens Friday morning at 9:30am. That’s because even though most assumed Mondo would release their prints like they did in San Diego (one at a time), I’ve learned that when the doors open, everything is for sale!
But it gets better.
Late tonight, as the convention was closing, I was able to take pictures of everything at the Mondo booth! If you’ve been wondering what would be sold at NYCC, Mondo has prints for Shaun of the Dead, Lord of the Rings, The Iron Giant, Phantasm, City of the Living Dead, Kill Bill, The Foghorn Leghorn, and Friday the 13th Part III 3D! In addition, a number of these prints have variants. Hit the jump for a ton of images and artists info.
Hot off the heels of being named the lead in The Bourne Legacy, Jeremy Renner has been tapped to join the voice cast of Ice Age: Continental Drift alongside fellow additions Jennifer Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Aziz Ansari, Keke Palmer and Drake. Returning for the fourth film in the Ice Age series are franchise staples Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Seann William Scott and Josh Peck.
THR reports that Renner will portray Gutt, “a self-styled master of the high seas” while Lopez will take on the role of Shira, a sabre tooth and love interest for Leary’s character. Ice Age: Continental Drift is slated for July 13th, 2012, and given the commercial success of the franchise it’s safe to assume that more sequels will follow.
Teen-actor-turned-hip-hop-star Drake may soon be returning to his former profession. The former Degrassi: The Next Generation star is currently in talks to join writer/director Nicholas Jarecki’s (The Informers) financial thriller Arbitrage. If the deal goes through, Drake (whose full name is Aubrey Drake Graham) would join a solid cast that already features Eva Green and Susan Sarandon.
According to TheWrap, Arbitrage will center on a hedge fund magnate who is “desperate to complete the sale of his shady trading empire before his fraud is revealed.” As the story goes, an unexpected turn of events causes him to look for help from an unlikely source. The film is currently scheduled to begin shooting this March in New York. As for Drake, he has a previous film credit due to a minor role in 2007′s Charlie Bartlett. [Update: This story has been revised to reflect our understanding that Al Pacino is no longer attached to star. ]