[UPDATE: We've added more posters and Images for Total Recall and The Avengers!]
We’ve collected up a small batch of promotional materials for three upcoming fantasy and/or sci-fi titles, including the red-hot-anticipated comic book flick The Avengers, Columbia Pictures’ updated take on Total Recall – and Warner Bros.’ latest fantasy novel-turned-movie adaptation, The Seventh Son.
On the Avengers front, we have yet another international poster for Marvel’s superhero juggernaut – which has literally been several years and movies in the making. Similarly, the first banner for Total Recall is now online, along with some high-resolution conceptual artwork for Seventh Son (which just barely began shooting this month).
Avengers sees Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor Odinson (Chris Hemsworth) and The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo, via motion-capture performance) all unite to save the world when Thor’s sociopathic brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) leads a mysterious other-worldly armada in an attempt to conquer Earth. Fan-favorite filmmaker Joss Whedon (Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods) is overseeing the massive project, which is estimated to have cost Marvel Studios some $300 million to produce.
UPDATE: Have a look at the latest international poster for The Avengers below, as well as some behind the scenes photos:
As you can see… well, this new one-sheet mostly amounts to a uninspired Photoshop job where the images of the various Avengers players have (seemingly) been lifted directly from other posters. Then again, we’ve already gotten so much in the way of thrilling advanced footage and serviceable promotional material for The Avengers that there’s little point in getting hung up on one underwhelming poster, right?
The Avengers hits theaters (2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D) around the U.S. on May 4th, 2012.
Colin Farrell headlines the Total Recall redo as Douglas Quaid, the futuristic everyman who rediscovers (or does he?) his past as a super-spy after undergoing a process meant to install false memories into his mind. Joining Farrell for the ride are folks like Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho, Bill Nighy, and Bryan Cranston, working under the direction of Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) – from a script that sticks closer to Philip K. Dick’s short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” than that for the original Total Recall movie.
Have a look at the first banner for Total Recall (UPDATE: followed by the official poster & Motion Poster) below:
Similar to the scant bits of footage in the recently-released Total Recall teaser trailer preview, these one-sheets call attention to the darkly slick design of the film’s setting – while also teasing the idea that Farrell’s character is the sum of memories both real and imagined (via the visual metaphor of Farrell as a fractured man). It’s because of those elements that we have relatively high hopes for this particular reworking of a movie we’ve seen before.
Total Recall is scheduled for theatrical release in the U.S. on August 3rd, 2012.
The Seventh Son
Jeff Bridges (TRON: Legacy) and Ben Barnes (Chronicles of Narnia) play a magical teacher-and-student duo in The Seventh Son, which takes place “in a time long past” and sees the aforementioned duo battle a deadly sorceress known as Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) – who seeks to reignite the war between humankind and supernatural forces of all colors. Seventh Son is based on the first entry in author Joseph Delaney’s popular Wardstone Chronicles book series, originally titled “The Spook’s Apprentice”.
Have a look at the newest piece of conceptual artwork unveiled for The Seventh Son below:
Similar to the Seventh Son artwork previewed at the 2011 Comic-Con, this new pic hints at a fantasy adventure that’s vast in scale and mixes fantastical imagery with majestic landscape visuals. Considering the project is being directed by Oscar-nominated Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov (Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan) it’s fair to say the final product should at least deliver on that promise, if nothing else.
The Seven Son arrives in U.S. theaters on February 15th, 2013.