Tuesday Movie Poster Madness

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In the past, posters were one of the primary items that studios would use to promote their upcoming films – and the only way a person could see them was at the local movie theater. Well, like the great Bob Dylan once said, “Times, they are a changing.” With the advent of the Internet, studios can now put their posters in front of more eyes, and they aren’t just limited to standard one-sheets either.

Today fans can enjoy all sorts of media types, sizes, and forms. All kinds of posters are popular and with more and more talented artists becoming increasingly adept at using Photoshop we’ve surely not seen the limit of their abilities yet.

Today we’ve scoured the blog-o-sphere to share with you fifteen posters for eight upcoming films – so let’s jump right into it.

The Walking Dead

Anticipation has been slowly building for the AMC zombie TV show The Walking Dead for quite a few months now, thanks to some early buzz generated by industry insiders. The trailer and TV clips for the show are great and hint at a series capable of delivering everything zombie fans are looking for in TV programming.

AMC has done what it can to promote the show – including some creative marketing at this years Comic Con. Will it (un)live up to the hype? We’ll just have to tune in next month to find out.

The Walking Dead premieres on AMC October 31st, 2010 at 10/9 Central.

the walking dead poster Tuesday Movie Poster Madness

Paranormal Activity 2

When the low budget horror film Paranormal Activity was in limited release last Fall, no one could have anticipated the amount of money it would take in. With a worldwide box office take close to $200 million, the only thing moviegoers aren’t sure of is just how many sequels we’ll be seeing. Paramount Studios was quick to green light Paranormal Activity 2, and after only a few months of production, the sequel will enjoy a wide release in theaters.

However, will Paramount’s Demand It marketing approach (the same one they used for the original film) work for the sequel? Can lightning strike twice for the makers of Paranormal Activity 2?

If you haven’t already watched the trailer you can do so HERE.

Paranormal Activity 2 enters theaters October 22nd, 2010.

paranormal activity 2 poster Tuesday Movie Poster Madness

Source: Bloody Disgusting

Priest

Priest is going to either redefine the comic book movie genre, and will take things in a brand new creative direction – or fall flat on its 3D face (this generation’s Judge Dredd). If Priest performs poorly at the box office, it will be hard to blame the cast: Paul Bettany (Master and Commander), Karl Urban (Star Trek), Cam Gigandet (Twilight Saga), and Maggie Q (Mission Impossible 3) all star with Sam Raimi producing.

In case you’re unfamiliar with the source material, here’s a quick summary of what to expect from Priest: 100 years after the war between Christians and Satanists, a Christian warrior priest (Bettany) disobeys church law by teaming with a young sheriff (Gigandet) and a priestess (Maggie Q) in order to track down a cult of vampire outlaws led by the insidious Black Hat (Urban) a former Christian-turned Satanic priest.

You can watch the trailer HERE.

Priest protects us from 3D fangs May 13th, 2011.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

Extraterrestrial

Very little is known about the film Extraterrestrial. However, the film looks like intriguing fun – at least judging by the film’s posters. Spanish director/writer Nacho Vigalondo (Time Crimes) has added a fresh layer of interest to the alien invasion movie:

Everyone knows what to do if one morning the sky would be absolutely full of UFOs: run as fast as you can. However, what would happen if the invasion started while you are in the flat of the girl of your dreams, the one you have just met?

Extraterrestrial sounds like it could be an alien Shaun of the Dead, but there haven’t been any teasers, clips or trailers released yet – so there is no telling what direction the film will take. One thing is for sure, if I was in the house of a girl I had just met and aliens started invading, she had better be wearing comfortable running shoes.

Extraterrestrial will in invade on January 1, 2011.

extraterrestrial camera poster Tuesday Movie Poster Madness

extraterrestrial video game poster Tuesday Movie Poster Madness

Source: /Film

The Smurfs

The first trailer for The Smurfs hit theaters this summer and featured more inappropriate humor than we were expecting for a kid’s film (“Smurf happens”… really?). Packed full of big-name star power, The Smurfs will feature live-action performances by Neil Patrick Harris (Starship Troopers), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Jayma Hayes (Glee), and Hank Azaria (Year One) as Gargamel.

Lending their voices to the titular blue creatures will be Alan Cumming (Gutsy Smurf), Katy Perry (Smurfette), Anton Yelchin (Clumsy Smurf), Paul Ruebens (Jokey Smurf), B.J. Novak (Baker Smurf), and classic funny man Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf.

Whether you like it or not The Smurfs make theaters their new village on August 3rd, 2011.

the smurfs poster Tuesday Movie Poster Madness

the smurfs building poster Tuesday Movie Poster Madness

Source: Collider

Spider-Man

Spider-Man has been an emotional roller coaster for fans of the web-slinging crime fighter. In an unexpected and shocking move, Sony showed the previous cast the door and announced it would be rebooting the big-budget franchise with director Marc Webb at the helm. To make matters worse, in another announcement (this time less shocking), Sony revealed they would be shooting Spider-Man in 3D as well as taking Peter Parker back to high school. The film is also expected to carry a darker and grittier tone and overall feel.

Casting Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) as the titular superhero was a bold choice by Webb and Sony but Garfield shows real potential, so it could work out.

It’s been a long and hard-fought road for the Spider-Man reboot; though you’d never guess by looking at the film’s teaser poster. I can describe it in three words – LAZY! LAZY! LAZY!

The Spider-Man reboot swings into theaters on July 3rd, 2012.

spider man reboot poster Tuesday Movie Poster Madness

Source: Collider

Men in Black 3

While Men in Black 3 is still in the early stages of pre-production, we do have a few details, including the supposed story: The evil alien Yaz (Jemaine Clement) travels back in time to kill Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones), and Agent J (Will Smith) has to go to 1969 and team up with a young Agent K (Josh Brolin) in order to stop Yaz from setting off a chain of events that will destroy the world in the future.

There is very little doubt that Men in Black 3 will perform well at the box office when it is released in 2012. The previous two films combined for an impressive worldwide box office haul of $1.1 billion. However, the teaser posters shares the same uninspired design as the Spider-Man one-sheet.

Men in Black 3 protects the universe (in 3D of course) on May 25th, 2012.

men in black 3 poster Tuesday Movie Poster Madness

Source: Collider

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas is probably the least well-known of the films we’re covering. This is the first official media we’ve seen, even though the film has been in the works since 2009. Even the Arthur Christmas IMDB page is pretty barren.

Hopefully, this poster marks the beginning of the film’s media strategy – and we’ll be getting even more information soon. According to Collider, Arthur Christmas will be co-directed by Barry Cook (Mulan) and Sarah Smith. Smith co-wrote the script with Borat scribe, Peter Baynham, and the CGI animation is being produced by Aardman Animations (Wallace & Gromit) as well as Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Arthur Christmas opens November 11, 2011.

arthur christmas poster Tuesday Movie Poster Madness

Source: Collider, Movie Jungle

And there’s our latest poster round up. Anything above have you excited? Disgusted? Non-committal? icon smile Tuesday Movie Poster Madness

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TAGS: arthur christmas, extraterrestrial, men in black 3, paranormal activity 2, priest, spider-man 4, the smurfs, the walking dead

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  1. I see that they couldn’t help but make the Spidey outfit a little like Raimi’s. How genuine.

  2. Lazy!!! Gosh…..they can do better!!

  3. Spider-Man: same typeface and wrapping his outfit round a beachball? Out of all the ideas they (presumably) came up with, that was the BEST one?? Is it just me or is that background pattern completely random and not following the same perspective as the webbing at all? The depressing thing is someone got paid for that. A lot. Probably the same Photoshop master who gave Kirsten Dunst a five-foot-long arm on the poster of Spider-Man 2.

  4. That poster for Spider-man is about as good as I think the movie will be…

  5. i think youre right foopher :(

  6. 4 out of 6 movie posters recomend that you watch movies in 3D lol! I actually don’t mind 3D films.

  7. SPIDERMAN….IN 3D!!! wow so they are re releasing spiderman in 3D or is this a new movie? im confused :l

  8. The Spiderman movie would be destined for failure unless Sony returns the rights!

  9. …to Marvel

    • I wholeheartedly agree, Olu

  10. spiderman reboot… SCREW THIS

    • THANK YOU

      • Amen.

  11. If real life were movie posters, we’d end all of our statements in 3D… in 3D.

    :D

    I can’t wait for the fad to be over with. It is not the determining factor of why I see a movie.

    As with the other comments above. I wholeheartedly agree. We don’t need a Spider-Man Raimi ripoff.. I mean reboot.

    Well, I need to get back to work… in 3D!

    • Where can they possibly go after that? Trans-dimensional quantum film, incorporating elements of the same movie made in alternate realities? That’d make for some interesting extras on the DVD. Another Star Trek reboot using scenes shot IN the Mirror Universe by Evil Abrams with a goatee beard perhaps. I’m calling it Pan-D…

      • Maybe they’ll bring back smell-o-vision with 3D?

        • “Spider-Man 4: Smell The Web” :-)

      • I think live theatre is as right there in the story as you can get…

        • LOL – they did that and added songs, though!

  12. Did anyone notice that the baby wasn’t reflected in the mirror in the Paranormal Activity 2 poster?

    • Holy crap… Now that you mention it, wow… I wonder what this would mean in the movie? Is it real? Is it itself the demon? I wonder?…

  13. Wow that was a whole big bucket of Bad right there. and Ben I didn’t see the baby’s reflection either and it should be there, still their gonna have to better than that cause the first one was seriously retarded.
    and The SONY SPIDER’s gonna suck

    • In the trailer the baby was in the mirror, but not in real life… DUMB!!!

  14. I wonder if, through the magic of photoshop and amazing 3D, I could possibly do my OWN reboot?
    Oh, wait…I guess I haven’t finished the original yet… :(

  15. I don’t like 3D. It take me out of the movie. Just give us good stories.

  16. Wow that Spider-Man poster looks exactly like Raimi’s design and logo. Way to fail Sony. But it’s still 2010 and it comes out 2012 so it makes sense for the crude effort, but seriously that poster sucks.

  17. I don’t get it. If this is a reboot of the Spider Man franchise, why won’t they use a different logo and design to establish that? Not everyone knows about the reboot I assume.

  18. Yeah, I am still very unhappy about this Spider-Man remake..

    • For real. What was wrong with Spider-man 4? Sure 3 wasn’t the greatest, but that’s no reason to quit. Come up with another story to redeem it. Don’t restart with someone nobody’s even heard of.

      • Raimi wanted to go his own way, and that was WAY too expensive for Sony (and they wanted to go their own way, which the last time they interfered gave us Venom, ruining Spider-Man 3). So they dumped the entire cast and crew for a reboot.

        And Andrew Garfield is a very fine actor (you have to be to star in a Terry Gillem movie; Doctor Parnassus is a great movie).

        • Venom didn’t ruin it, Topher Grace as Venom ruined it :D

  19. “Casting Andrew Garfield as the titular superhero was a bold choice”

    ‘bold choice’ is one way to say it. Another way is to say ‘stupid choice’, and yet another way is ‘stupid choice that will further beat this franchise into the cold, cold, ground’

    What is it with teaser posters now? “ok, we got the green light. time to put together a poster and then figure out how to polish this inevitable turd”
    I remember when I was sooooo excited seeing the first poster for Star Wars Episode I, before adding the Phantom Menace. what a disappointment

  20. YOU SPELLED “REUBENS” WRONG!

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