‘Godzilla’ Mondo Poster and New ‘Maleficent’ Posters Revealed

Published 7 months ago by , Updated March 20th, 2014 at 6:15 am,

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Hollywood may be too in love with recycling old material, but the best stories endure through the ages and the countless re-interpretations/re-imaginings that come with them. Two such upcoming projects – Godzilla and Maleficent – look to bring something new and meaningful to an old-famliar song, in the process of (hopefully) exciting a young generation with a refreshing spin on an oldie and endearing more seasoned moviegoers with a different perspective on a story they already know quite well.

Godzilla (2014) is a contemporary take on the long-running sci-fi/horror franchise, which sets the eponymous giant monster on a rampage in our modern-day world. The human cast includes future Avengers: Age of Ultron costars Aaron-Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, along with Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Ken Watanabe (Inception), as ordinary people who try and stop the mysterious beast/force of nature from wiping out human civilization during its rampage.

Austin-based studio Mondo has design an exclusive Godzilla poster (via Yahoo! Movies) for the ongoing 2014 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival in Texas, which you can have a look at below. In addition, those who’re in town for the SXSW event can go a special screening of Ishirô Honda’s original 1954 Godzilla movie on Tuesday, March 11th at 9:30 p.m. at the Ritz Alamo Theater in downtown Austin. The director of the new Godzilla, Gareth Edwards, will host the event.

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Maleficent is Walt Disney Pictures’ live-action take on Sleeping Beauty – a fairy tale that the studio famously adapted as a 2D animated feature in 1959 – albeit, as told (and expanded upon) from the perspective of its villainous namesake, brought to life here by Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie. The supporting cast includes Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who), Juno Temple (Killer Joe) and Brenton Thwaites (Oculus), in a film that was directed by Robert Stromberg (the Oscar-winning art director on Avatar).

The Mouse House has unveiled a new U.S. poster for Maleficent – featuring Jolie character (with her head-horns and finely-chiseled cheekbones) front and center – ahead of a new trailer dropping online, which should happen sometime this week. In addition, the French one-sheet has been revealed, with Fanning as the slumbering Princess Aurora superimposed against the backdrop of Jolie’s stone-hearted sorceress.

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Between the two, it’s fair to say that anticipation (among geeks, anyway) is much higher for Godzilla right now, with the trailers for Edwards’ re-envisioning of the Kaiju icon suggesting a film that is exciting and thought-provoking all at once – with a new screen version of the Godzilla monster that is genuinely menacing and terrifying to behold.

Jolie’s casting in Maleficent feels spot-on, while the movie’s trailers have been rich with gorgeous visual (effects, costumes, etc.). More importantly, here the Sleepy Beauty story appears to have been re-purposed in a way that fits the current zeitgeist. However, many feel that the recent Disney live-action fairy tales (Alice in Wonderland and Oz the Great and Powerful) have been equally flashy, yet there were ultimately proven to be hollow – thus, expectations have been lowered a bit, for this new fantasy adventure.

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Godzilla opens in U.S. theaters on May 16th, 2014, followed by Maleficent two weeks later on May 30th.

Source: Yahoo! Movies, Walt Disney Pictures

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  1. Love the Maleficent trailer. Very magical and reminds me of old school Disney. Godzilla looks cool as well. I hope Maleficent does not dissapoint.

    • The Maleficent poster is absolutely beautiful. Very enchanting and brings back to mind the Disney renaissance.

  2. Would it be to much to say that GODZILLA will Crush the BoxOffice competition in 2014. LOL. That may be bit of a stretch. But I think this Godzilla film will break some boxoffice records. How much and how many who knows. One thing is for sure The hype and anticipation for this film is thru the roof. Godzilla, Captain America, Spiderman 2, X-Men, Transformers Age of Extinction all coming out soon. One thing that is for sure..it’s going to be busy at the Boxoffice.

    • Will it break the box office records for this year? I doubt it. Though I do hope it receive well when it comes out. I want this Godzilla to be a success and give us more sequels. I want to see King Ghidorah if it’s possible.

      • Godzilla vs Cthulhu would be awesome.

        • I want a new version of Godzilla vs. King Kong

  3. Godzilla is in my Netflix list; looks pretty good as those things go.

  4. I could have painted that Godzilla poster myself. Looks surprisingly amateurish.

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