Yesterday, six seconds of the first trailer for The Wolverine were released. Today, we’re getting 20 seconds because studio marketing has gone to a horrible place where we get ads for ads for ads. I’ll have my thoughts on the full trailer when it’s released tomorrow.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser for the trailer plus the new motion poster. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, and Svetlana Khodchenkova. The Wolverine opens in 3D on July 26th.
I think all Star Trek Into Darkness marketing should continue to revolve around “Benedict Cumberbatch is a badass, and you should fear him in all your waking hours and even some of your sleeping hours.” Paramount has now released a new motion poster that blends the narration from the teaser trailer with the teaser poster. It’s surprisingly effective considering that we’ve seen both parts of this motion poster before.
Hit the jump to check out the motion poster. The film also stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Alice Eve, and Bruce Greenwood. Star Trek Into Darkness opens in 3D on May 15th. [WARNING: The motion poster auto-plays, so prepare your speakers accordingly lest you and your co-workers loudly hear Cumberbatch's threat.]
I know this is lazy, but I want to retype the headline: Wolverine Broods Shirtless with a Katana Sword in the Rain Overlooking Tokyo for The Wolverine Motion Poster. I mean, take out the prepositions and the articles, and the remaining words are all in my top 100 favorite words. Fox has released a really stylish poster for The Wolverine, one they can be damn proud of. The sound of the rain, the flickering lights of the Tokyo skyline, the occasional flash of lightning—it’s a great motion poster, made just a bit classier by the omission of the title. The film is assembling a great collection of posters.
Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Wolverine in the James Mangold-directed spinoff. The Wolverine hits theaters (now in 3D) on July 26, 2013. Check out the poster after the jump.
While the summer has been awash with big action films, a heaping help of sci-fi and a trio of superhero movies, The Tall Man is coming to lead us into the fall. Director Pascal Laugier’s horror thriller centers on Julia Denning (Jessica Biel), the nurse of a small town which has been plagued by the recent disappearances of their children. Julia doesn’t put much stock in the culprit being the local urban legend of The Tall Man until her own son is taken. And though you’ve seen the trailer, posters and clips from the film, now The Tall Man is coming for you in this new motion poster. Also starring Jodelle Ferland, Stephen McHattie, William B. Davis and Jakob Davies, The Tall Man opens August 31st. Hit the jump to check out the motion poster.
Lionsgate has sent over a motion poster for Pete Travis‘ upcoming Judge Dredd adaptation, Dredd. The film will hew much closer to the original comics than the awful 1995 Sylvester Stallone film, and the first trailer wasn’t too bad (although the plot has the misfortune of resembling The Raid even though Dredd wrapped shooting well before The Raid even hit theaters). This motion poster is pretty fun especially if you’ve ever wanted the protagonist to shoot you.
Hit the jump to check out the motion poster (be sure to adjust your speakers since it autoplays and there’s sound), and click here for details on how to win tickets to see the flick at Comic-Con. The film stars Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Headey. Dredd opens in 3D on September 21st. The 2012 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 12 – 15th.
Sony Pictures has released a motion poster for Len Wiseman‘s remake of Total Recall. The poster (which is this banner but in mooootiiiioooonnnn) comes in advance of the teaser trailer’s debut on Sunday (watch the teaser for the teaser here). The poster also confirms what we’ve long suspected: Colin Farrell is made of giant pixels. He’s basically S1m0ne. Be on the look out for the handsome and charming Colin Farrell app on the iTunes market (sorry, Android users; we’ll have to wait a long time to get it, just like with every other popular app).
Hit the jump to check out the poster (don’t worry about adjusting your speakers; there’s no sound). The film also stars Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho, Ethan Hawke, and Bryan Cranston. Total Recall opens August 3rd. [Update: We've added the non-motion poster]
If you’ve seen Martha Marcy May Marlene, you are probably a fan of Elizabeth Olsen. Her performance in that film is breathtaking, and now we’re going to see her movie from psychological horror to slightly-more conventional horror with Silent House. However, Silent House (which, like Martha Marcy, also premiered at Sundance 2011), isn’t a standard haunted house movie. The entire film is done (or at least made to look like it was done) in one take, and I’m interested to see if that approach adds tension or just comes off as a gimmicky. Either way, I’m still happy to see a new film with Olsen in the lead role.
Hit the jump to check out the motion poster [Warning: it auto-plays with audio so adjust your speakers accordingly]. Silent House opens March 9th.
The trailers keep coming this morning and we’ve got a new one for the gothic horror flick The Woman in Black. For those unfamiliar with the movie, the story centers on a young lawyer (Daniel Radcliffe) who travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorner woman is terrorizing the locals. The new trailer contains most of the footage we saw in the recent UK trailer, but I still like the look of the film and I’m glad I only have to wait a few more months to see it. My only concern is that the trailers may start to spoil some of the scares.
Hit the jump to check out the new trailer along with a creepy motion poster. The film also stars Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, and Shaun Dooley. The Woman in Black opens February 3, 2012.
The Darkest Hour looks to be one of the most interesting offerings from the recent wave of alien invasion movies. To promote The Darkest Hour, Summit has made great use of another en vouge concept: the motion poster. Producer Tom Jacobson described the aliens as “creatures of electricity and electromagnetism,” an effect seen here as a bolt of energy wraps around the neck of a young woman and disintegrates her. If that sounds intriguing (how could it not?), check out our interview with Jacobson and fellow producer Timur Bekambetov on location in Moscow for a lot more.
Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachel Taylor, Max Minghella, and Joel Kinnaman star as young tourists who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack. Chris Gorak (Right at Your Door) directed the December 25 release from a script by Jon Spaihts. See the motion poster after the jump.
Lionsgate has released the teaser poster for The Hunger Games and it’s a motion poster that looks pretty neat. While some could argue that a poster where the emblem catches fire would be better for an adaptation of the second book in the series, Catching Fire, it’s still an eye-catching design and I love the tagline.
Hit the jump to check out the motion poster. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, and Woody Harrelson. Lionsgate won’t be doing a presentation for the film at Comic-Con but it will have a presence at Lionsgate’s booth in the Exhibitors’ Hall. The Hunger Games opens March 23, 2012.
All movie posters should have the protagonist standing on top of a pile of skulls. Yes, some moviegoers would be mildly disappointed when the Muppets don’t scale Skull Mountain, but the point of a good poster is to get people interested and this new motion poster for Conan the Barbarian gets me on board. Formerly titled Conan (but presumably “The Barbarian” was added so as to avoid confusion with “The Ginger Talk Show Host”), the movie stars Jason Momoa as the titular character. The film also stars Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, and Rachel Nichols.
Hit the jump to check out the motion poster [Warning: it also has sound]. Conan the Barbarian opens in 3D on August 19th.
While most motion posters are simply cool for the sake of being cool, the new one Yahoo has premiered for the Ryan Reynolds film Buried, does more than that. It gives the viewer a simple, yet perfectly imagined idea of what to expect when the film is released in limited release September 24.
In Buried, Reynolds plays Paul Conroy, a U.S. contractor driving in Iraq who has been taken hostage and buried alive in a coffin. With only a dying cell phone and fading flashlight to his name, he must try and get himself out of one of the most horrific situations imaginable. It was directed with stunning effectiveness by Rodrigo Cortes.
Hit the jump to check out this frightening motion poster, as well as the latest trailer which, honestly, might not be as good.
At this year’s ShoWest I taped a cool Other Guys video from a Sony display and put it online. I was excited because it was the first (sort of) footage from the movie. The following day, I was asked by Sony to take it down as it wasn’t what the filmmakers wanted online.
Cut to today.
The exact video I put online has just “premiered” on Yahoo. Since I took it offline last week, if you missed the video of Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, hit the jump to check it out.