Last year, Mondo put together a fun little event for the 2012 Academy Awards: a few days prior to that Oscar Sunday, Mondo announced that a series of brand-new posters (all of which were based on that year’s Oscar-nominated films) would be dropping throughout the Academy’s broadcast. Everyone dug the idea, the whole thing went off without a hitch, and—most importantly—waiting on a drop gave all of us something to focus on whenever watching the Oscars became too much to bear.
And so, when the Mondo guys announced they’d be doing it all over again in 2013, we were pumped (as were many of you). But once that excitement died down, we were left wondering which of 2012’s Oscar-nominated films would get the Mondo treatment…and which of the rumors we’d been hearing would turn out to be true. Answers to those questions (and many more) await you after the jump, folks.
During the Academy Awards broadcast last year, the good folks at Mondo dropped a few gorgeous prints from films that were nominated. They’re doing the same thing this year, and today they’ve unveiled the first three posters in their second annual Oscar series: Laurent Durieux’s The Master, Olly Moss’ Les Miserables, and DKNG’s ParaNorman. All three posters are unsurprisingly excellent, but I’m absolutely mesmerized by Durieux’s entrancing print for The Master. It’s a stunning piece of work, and I’m sure many of you will be angling to nab a copy during Sunday’s ceremony.
Mondo says that many more posters will be unveiled during the awards show broadcast, when said prints will also go on sale. Hit the jump to preview these first three prints, and start preparing to do some very fast typing on Sunday night. As always, follow @MondoNews for the on-sale announcements.
Just yesterday, we brought you word about Mondo’s forthcoming pair of screenings at L.A.’s New Beverly Cinema, an event that’s being organized to benefit the Debra Hill Foundation. At the time, we didn’t know much more than the dates, times, and special guests that Mondo had lined up for these screenings, but now—less than 24 hours later—Mondo’s shown some mercy and revealed the posters that will be selling at those screenings. Wanna see ‘em? Read on to get your first look at Ken Taylor’s Halloween and DKNG’s Big Top Pee-Wee, my fellow poster nerds.
Earlier today, we showed you our exclusive poster for Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths by Chris Thornley. The film centers on a screenwriter (Colin Farrell) suffering writer’s block, who then gets drawn into the mayhem created by his two dog-napping friends (Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken) after they kidnap a shih tzu belonging to a psychotic gangster (Woody Harrelson).
Five other character posters have been posted on various websites, and you can check out those posters after the jump. A seventh poster will be selected from artwork submitted to the movie’s official Facebook page. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Abbie Cornish, and Tom Waits. Seven Psychopaths opens October 12th. Click here to read my review.