Back in July, we reported on the fascinating documentary project Life in a Day. Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald (State of Play), the documentary was compiled from users submitting footage they took on July 24, 2010 to YouTube. Designed as a time capsule and as an experiment in social filmmaking, the film is scheduled to make its worldwide debut at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
While Steve was at AFM (American Film Market), he grabbed an image of the promo poster and synopsis. Hit the jump to check them out.
Our ongoing AFM (American Film Market) coverage continues as Steve grabbed a shot of the promo poster and synopsis for Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet. It’s hard to believe that Hoffman has never officially helmed a film until now, but it’s exciting to see what he’ll come up with. He’s also got a great cast with Maggie Smith, Albert Finney, and Tom Courtenay set to star.
Hit the jump to check out the promo poster and synopsis.
UPDATE: The studio has asked us to remove the poster. Sorry if you missed it.
Along with the promo posters for The Smurfs, Collider reader Tom also sent us some artwork for Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man reboot, the animated film Arthur Christmas, and Men in Black III. The Spider-Man in 3D logo is the same as the one we saw back in June. However, the promo image for Arthur Christmas shows that aliens will somehow be involved in this holiday feature. As for Men in Black III, the logo is the same as before except the Roman numeral in the middle is gone and it’s “MIB3“. That’s right: they’re going exponential this time out.
Hit the jump to check out the posters and learn more about each of these 3D films. The Spider-Man 3D reboot is due out on July 3, 2012; Arthur Christmas is slated for November 11, 2011, and Men in Black III is set for May 25, 2012.
Collider reader Tom sent us in these promo posters for the upcoming 3D live-action/CGI The Smurfs movie. It’s doubtful you’ll see either of these at your local theater, but if you want another look at the film’s logo or a CGI Smurf, then you’ll want to give these look. Unfortunately, I don’t know why a Smurf is waving at a building in one of these posters. Maybe the Smurf doing the waving is Stupid Smurf. We do know that the plot has the Smurfs transported to modern-day New York City and calling on a married couple (played by Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays) to help them return home.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. The Smurfs features the voices of Alan Cumming, Katy Perry, Anton Yelchin, Pual Reubens, B.J. Novak, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Kenan Thompson, John Oliver, and Jonathan Winters, with Hank Azaria playing Gargamel. The movie is due out on August 3, 2011.
Collider reader Max was good enough to send us early promo posters for Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of Unicorn and the EuropaCorp’s (Luc Besson’s production company) animated film A Monster in Paris. The image on the Tintin poster is taken from an original drawing by Tintin creator Hergé. The movie is actually 3D animated motion-capture with Jamie Bell (Defiance) playing Tintin. The film also stars Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Cary Elwes, and Andy Serkis. It’s set to hit theaters on December 23, 2011.
As for A Monster in Paris, this is the first look at who we believe to be “Lucielle”, one of the main characters in the movie. The film is about a projectionist, an inventor, a cabaret singer, an eccentric scientist (the best kind of scientist!), and a monkey all hunting for a mysterious creature. The film is due out in 2011. Hit the jump for a slightly better look at the posters and more info on both films.
UPDATE: Paramount has asked us to take down the Tintin poster. Sorry if you missed it
One of my most-anticipated films right now is John Landis’ Burke & Hare. It stars Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as real-life 19th century graverobbers/murderers William Burke and William Hare. Not only am I excited to see how Pegg and Serkis will play off each other, but this is Landis’ first film in over a decade. Seeing as the guy directed some all-time great films like An American Werewolf in London and The Blues Brothers, there’s reason to be excited. Throw in an excellent supporting cast (Tim Curry, Isla Fisher, Jessica Hynes, Tom Wilkinson, Ronnie Corbett, Bill Bailey) and I don’t understand how someone could not be excited for this flick.
Peter over at /Film is over the Cannes Film Festival and he snapped a picture of the promo poster for the film. Exaggerated facial expressions and the cheesy tagline don’t deter me one bit. I want to see this movie.
Hit the jump to check out the poster and the film’s synopsis. Burke & Hare is slated to come out in the UK sometime this year.
Last week, we showed you a photo from the Cannes Film Festival of the promo poster for the upcoming Bruce Willis/Jamie Foxx action film Kane & Lynch. Now, we have a high resolution image of that poster and you can check it out after the jump. The poster sells the movie simply: Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx are in our flick and they have giant guns that aren’t just for show.
Directed by Simon Crane, the film is based off the Eidos video game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. Hit the jump to see the hi-res poster along with a brief synopsis of the game. Kane & Lynch is due out in theaters sometime in 2011.