New ‘Expendables 2′, ‘Lawless’, ‘Dredd’ & ‘Looper’ Posters

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We’re on the last month of the Summer 2012 movie season, but there are still several action-packed offerings due to arrive over the next eight weeks. That list includes the manly action-fest Expendables 2, distinguished period crime tale Lawless, gritty comic book flick Dredd, and guns-blazin’ time-travel thriller Looper.

Scroll on down to check out the latest posters, banners, and international one-sheets for the above-mentioned films (along with additional information about each respective title).

The Expendables 2

Sly Stallone’s Expendables is the second coming of raw testosterone cinema, for movie geeks old enough to remember a time when such screen heroes as Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jean-Claude Van Damme were as prevalent as costumed superheroes are today. Expendables 2 is (literally) The Last Supper in a new banner that “improves” on Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece painting by adding a host of crinkled musclemen armed with guns and booze, with Sly positioned as our savior (he’s even wearing a cross necklace).

Bonus: this is the first Expendables 2 ensemble poster to include Scott Adkins!

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Expendables 2 pits Sly and Co. – including, series newcomers Chuck Norris, Yu Nan, and Liam Hemsworth (Hunger Games) – against a plutonium-obsessed warlord (Van Damme) out to “change the balance of power in the world.” The R-Rated sequel features a different director in Simon West (The Mechanic) and is trumped up as the film that Sly really wanted to make the first go around. Here’s hoping it fulfills that promise.

The Expendables 2 opens in theaters on August 17th, 2012.

Source: Collider

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Lawless

John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road) reunites with screenwriter/musician Nick Cave a third time for Lawless, a Depression-era crime drama boasting the acting talents of Dark Knight Rises alums Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman, along with Guy Pearce (Prometheus), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), and, um, Shia LaBeouf. We can offer a pair of posters for U.S. and UK moviegoers, respectively, that uses the “magic” of digital trickery to bring these stars together.

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Lawless is not only one of Screen Rant‘s most anticipated releases this month, it’s one of our most anticipated titles of the entire year thanks to the stellar cast and creative personnel (trailer footage suggests those hopes aren’t in vain).¬†Hilcoat’s film should have longer legs at the box office, now that it won’t have to face off against fellow true-story crime thriller Gangster Squad during its second week of release (the latter’s been delayed to January 2013).

Look for Lawless to open in theaters on August 31st, 2012.

Source: Hey U Guys, HitFix

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Dredd

Pete Travis’ Dredd hits theaters next month, and this writer can vouch the film fulfills on its marketing slogan – as a grisly and violent representation of the Judge Dredd universe (think Paul Verhoeven levels of graphic killing, enhanced by low-frame rate sequences that illustrate the effects of futuristic drug Slow-Mo). The final poster for Travis’ 2000 AD comic adaptation is just the tip of the iceberg, as far as teasing the destruction wrought by Dredd (Karl Urban) in this movie goes.

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Story-wise, the Dredd script from Alex Garland (28 Days Later…) is very lean and mean. It sees Dredd give rookie Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) a crash-course in upholding the law¬†during an impromptu raid of Slow-Mo kingpin Ma-Ma’s (Lena Headey) compound. Suffice it to say: if pure unadulterated visceral stimulation is what you want, then Dredd is pretty much as good as it gets.

Dredd opens in 2D and 3D theaters on September 21st, 2012.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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Looper

The time-travel thriller Looper from writer/director Rian Johnson stars Joseph-Gordon Levitt (fresh off Dark Knight Rises) as a hitman from the future who’s living in the past, where he eliminates targets sent back in time… until he recognizes one target as an older version of himself (Bruce Willis). Johnson left his thumbprint on the Noir genre with Brick and Caper genre with Brothers Bloom; there’s good reason to suspect he’ll do likewise with the sci-fi genre in Looper.

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Johnson’s Looper examines several intriguing ethical quandaries and philosophical dilemmas inherent to the concept of time-travel, while offering simpler entertainment value as a exhilarating man-on-the-run thriller. The setup reads as a clever example of original storytelling; the trailers and Comic-Con panel footage likewise paint this one as a winner. Looper could also become Johnson’s most lucrative effort to date, thanks to the combined starpower of its leads.

Looper opens in theaters on September 28th, 2012.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. I’m not a prude, but I’m growing tired of seeing others cast themselves as Christ and the disciples at the Last Supper. I remember seeing the actors of the TV show “Lost” doing it, and now this. I believe it takes a certain degree of arrogance to put yourself in that position. Just, why? For what purpose? Advertisement? I suppose to get people like me and others talking about it…

    • And I understand, by the way, that the actors did not necessarily pose for this, but rather, a computer artist could have created it. Still, if I were Stallone or one of the other actors, I would not personally give my permission to generate it. As I indicated above, I believe it just shows a certain degree of irreverence, for no real reason. Just my opinion.

      • I usually don’t agree with you Jeff but on this subject your spot on.

        also the lawless poster is a down grade from the first one we got with just hardy.

      • I agree with both of you, Jeff and Trey. I was so hyped to see this movie but this poster is a big turn-off.

        mac :[

      • I like it. It’s an amusing riff on an iconic painting. Makes me think that this sequel will be more tounge in cheek and fun. I liked the idea of expendables the first time round but the movie was a bit drudgey and ham fisted.

    • Growing tired after seeing something only twice (LOST and Expendables 2/Last Supper)? You must be exhausted all the time. Don’t turn on your TV this fall.

      • He was just giving 2 examples, Adrian. Battlestar Galactica did it, House did it, The Simpsons did it, I could go on. He was making a point and its a good one.

    • I agree, Jeff.

      • Thanks for the assist, Alpine.

  2. The Last Supper analogy is over the top, probably in poor taste, and perhaps offensive.
    It certainly is unnecessary for a production that is already over the top by design.

    For what it is worth, Dolph Lundgren is seated in the Judas position.

    • Haha. Yes, Lundgren is in that position, which is perhaps fitting for his character in an otherwise distasteful ad. Just wish they would not have gone there, if you know what I mean. Completely unnecessary, and I’m speaking as a fan of the movie.

      • Why are you fine with over the top violence but balk at a bit of religious spoofery.

        • Because a movie like this should not be taken seriously while
          references to Jesus Christ should always be taken seriously.

        • I agree with Mr. Palmer.

          • I doubt he’d find it offensive, he seems like the kind of guy that would have a sense of humour.

    • Being offended in today’s world means what? absolutely nothing. Unless you live in the Middle East where they can only resort to violence. A bit off topic but whatever.

  3. The Expendables 2, Dredd and Looper posters are awesome.

    Best ones so far.

  4. i like it that the posters and concept arts of -the expendables- are allways over the top martialic and full of testesteron,right in your face ! i realy hope that it will be a worthfull and the most badass action movie of our decades.

  5. Love this One. I see no problem with it. It is imitating the work of an Artist. What is Offensive about that? Anyway, I cannot wait to watch my Childhood Heroes on Screen lol :)

  6. Cannot wait for Looper. JGL is the man.

  7. Again with “The Last Supper” reboot? For a town that doesn’t respect the beliefs of that religion, they sure don’t mind borrowing its imagery any chance they get. What’s worse, half of the faces in the poster aren’t even recognizable or accurate representations of the actors they are meant to portray.

    I hope Looper can live up to the buzz it’s generating. I’m very much looking forward to enjoying that story.

    Lawless would look amazing if it weren’t Shia Labeouf. Speaking personally, I’m not drawn to watch any actor who has the range of three expressions and/or temperaments. He also proved in Indy 4 that he isn’t cut out for period pieces.

    As for Dredd, good or bad, I’ll see it for Lena Headey alone.

    • Agree, Jason. I think it is precisely because Hollywood, in general, neither believes nor respects Christianity that they so often belittle and ridicule it. Sad, really.

  8. The Expendables Poster is wrong i think…look at the feet and count them..some are missing !
    Just Weird Cheap art !

  9. can’t wait for the expendables 2! :)

  10. You guys are complaining that the Expendables 2 poster has been done before. The only reference I can think of was LOST Season 6. I don’t like the Expendables poster because it’s poorly done. You guys want to complain about recycling movie posters? Look at this.

    http://www.firstshowing.net/2011/check-this-out-hollywoods-most-common-trends-in-movies-posters/

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