January 24, 2014


A few new posters have landed online.  Briefly:

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 – A character new poster for the highly anticipated DreamWorks Animation sequel gives us a look at Fishlegs (voiced by Christopher Mintz-Plasse) five years after the events of the first film.  The follow-up opens in 3D June 13th.
  • 300: Rise of an Empire – A couple of new banners for the stylish action sequel highlight Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton).  The sequel opens March 7th.
  • Bad Words – An appropriately foul premiere poster for Jason Bateman’s directorial debut, a comedy about an adult who enters a spelling bee tournament.  The film opens March 21st.
  • Cuban Fury – A cheeky new poster for the Nick Frost salsa dancing comedy plays off comparisons to a certain other dance-themed film.  The pic opens in the U.K. on February 14th.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.

Via DreamWorks Animation’s Twitter.


Here’s the official synopsis for How to Train Your Dragon 2:

The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless.  The inseparable duo must protect the peace – and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago.

Via IMP Awards.



Here’s the official synopsis for 300: Rise of an Empire:

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

“300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Warner Bros. Picture presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Cruel and Unusual Films/Mark Canton/Gianni Nunnari Production, “300: Rise of an Empire.” The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton (“Gangster Squad”) as Themistokles and Eva Green (“Dark Shadows,” “Casino Royale”) as Artemesia. Lena Headey reprises her starring role from “300″ as the Spartan Queen, Gorgo; Hans Matheson (“Clash of the Titans”) stars as Aeskylos; and Rodrigo Santoro stars again as the Persian King, Xerxes.

Via Focus Features.


Here’s the official synopsis for Bad Words:

Jason Bateman (Identity Thief) makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy Bad Words. Mr. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn of We’re the Millers) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand of Homeland), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.

Via Cuban Fury’s Twitter.


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