With Buried (starring Ryan Reynolds) debuting at the Sundance Film Festival and Kick-Ass bowing in April, there’s not a moment to lose in marketing. I mean that in all seriousness because I think Buried could be fantastic and I’ve heard that Kick-Ass definitely is. While the poster for Buried is a little plain (especially when you compare it to the two which didn’t make the cut), the new Kick-Ass poster is apparently the second part of a series, this time focusing on the character Red Mist (played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Hopefully character posters for Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) and Big Daddy (Nicolas Cage) won’t be too far behind.
Check out both posters after the jump along with a synopsis for each.
Credit to Quiet Earth for unearthing the Buried poster. Head over to their site to see the two superior posters that didn’t make the cut.
For those just tuning in, here’s a brief synopsis for Buried:
Paul (Reynolds) is a U.S. contractor working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it’s a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
For those just tuning in, here’s a brief synopsis for Kick-Ass:
“Kick-Ass” tells the story of average teenager Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a comic-book fanboy who decides to take his obsession as inspiration to become a real-life superhero. As any good superhero would, he chooses a new name — Kick-Ass — assembles a suit and mask to wear, and gets to work fighting crime. There’s only one problem standing in his way: Kick-Ass has absolutely no superpowers.
His life is forever changed as he inspires a subculture of copy cats, is hunted by assorted violent and unpleasant characters, and meets up with a pair of crazed vigilantes, including an 11-year-old sword-wielding dynamo, Hit Girl (Moretz) and her father, Big Daddy (Cage).