First Images and Posters from EMPEROR Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox

     May 18, 2012


Earlier today we got our first look at a crazy Matthew Fox in the James Patterson adaptation Alex Cross, but now we’ve got some images of Fox being somewhat normal-looking in director Peter Webber’s (Girl with a Pearl Earring) historical drama Emperor.  The film takes place during the days following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II and stars Tommy Lee Jones as General Douglas MacArthur, the de facto ruler of Japan as Supreme Commander of the occupying forces.  Fox plays a leading Japanese expert on the staff of MacArthur who is tasked with deciding whether or not Emperor Hirohito should be tried and hanged as a war criminal

These first images and sales posters aren’t anything mind blowing, but it’s pretty cool to see Jones sporting McArthur’s ginormous pipe.  Hit the jump to take a look.

Here’s the synopsis for Emperor:

Inspired by true events, EMPEROR is an epic story of love and understanding set amidst the tensions and uncertainties of the days immediately following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. On the staff of General Douglas MacArthur (Jones), the de facto ruler of Japan as Supreme Commander of the occupying forces, a leading Japanese expert, General Bonner Fellers (Fox) is charged with reaching a decision of historical importance: should Emperor Hirohito be tried and hanged as a war criminal?

Interwoven with this nail-biting political thriller is the story of Fellers’ love affair with Aya, a Japanese exchange student he had met years previously in the U.S. Memories of Aya and his quest to find her in the ravaged post-war landscape help Fellers to discover both his wisdom and his humanity and enable him to come to the momentous decision that changed the course of history and the future of two nations.

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  • Leonardo

    when is this suppose to be released?

  • mattinacan

    so glad we are seeing more of Fox again, i had wondered where he went after lost.

  • Lostfan

    “Emperor” will be released at the end of this year or early 2013, with maybe a showing at the Toronto Festival this September. “Alex Cross” is released Oct 26, and “World War Z” only in June 2013 (Brad Pitt zombie film). I’ll see these three!!!

  • Lance

    Seems strange to feature the line “From… the Director of Girl With A Pearl Earring” so prominently on the posters of what looks like a WWII film.

    It’d be kind of like seeing “From the Director Of What To Expect When You’re Expecting” on The Avengers’ poster.

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  • Now Wow

    —–Close —but NO cigar!

    Hollywood dis-info op intended to deflect
    public attention from their deliberate 6
    decades of ‘overlook’ of the more relevant
    by the day —-KOREAN WAR—-.

    MacArthur’s post war sideshow duty in
    Japan is being used for DIS–traction.

    ALMOST —–saving little Korea from the
    ever unfolding ‘EUGENICS friendly’ Globalist
    Halocaust with his Incheon invasion surely
    MUST stand, for ALLLL time, as his FINEST hour.

    Remembering those who served, sacrificed,
    suffered and died —and even now! on this,
    the 60th Anniversary of the ‘EUGENICS unfriendly’

    ————————-KOREAN WAR————————–.

  • garry young

    i need to know the date that the movie emporer with tommy lee jones might be released on dvd. i am an amatuer historian, and this is important for my research. thank you