Category Archives: Artwork

Two New Posters for M Night Shyamalan’s “The Visit”

It’s not easy being M Night Shyamalan. It was really easy at one point, but then it got super difficult around about The Last Airbender. But you have to give the Sixth Sense director credit that at this turning point (turns can be good or bad right?) in his career he is willing to try new things with his movies. Sure Airbender and After Earth were on a much bigger scale than his earlier films and kind of failed miserably, but at least he learned from that and has scaled back dramatically for his latest endeavour The Visit, which we now have some creepy new posters.

Empire News is reporting on a set of US and UK posters released back to back to promote the upcoming project. Originally called Sundowning, The Visit tells the story of two young siblings and their mother visiting grandparents in a remote Pennsylvania farm, only to find that something funky is afoot. In the vein of folksy hospitality, the posters both use a combination of excessive sweetness and danger evoke that unspeakable terror of grandparents you don’t see very much. Check them out below:

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Quite an original set of posters. The crochet artwork would seem more at home with a Wes Anderson film if it weren’t for the blood and stuff. This new approach could very well be Shyamalan’s new filmmaking partner Jason Blum rubbing off on him. Blum has been behind projects like The Purge and Insidious, and has serious experience with making good horror on a budget. A chance for M Night to get back to his roots maybe? The Pennsylvania location would certainly suggest so.

What do you think of the posters?

Check Out Two Propaganda Posters for “Batman V Superman”

Soooooo kind of a big weekend. After a notorious leaking of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer at the end of last week, it was unclear as to whether or not Zack Snyder and Warner Bros would respond by releasing the trailer early to capitalise on the steadily building hype and not appear late to the party. Well they did, and the official trailer was released in sweet hi res. I’m sure you’ve already seen it by now and just any case that’s not really what we’re here to talk about. To go along with the trailer that definitely had a people’s revolt feel to it, WB have released two propaganda posters in the lead up to the movie.

The Wrap is reporting on the posters that depict Batman and Superman with their faces ripped apart by their opponents symbol. Check them out below:

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The campaign really plays off the suspicion and hostility against Superman that was toted in the trailer, which made no bones about leaving the intentions of both Batman and Superman morally ambiguous. Sure, we expect them both to be heroes, but these posters suggest that some unpopular decisions will be made.
I mean, sure, it seems unlikely that someone could get a closeup picture of Batman’s face to stick on a poster, but we’re willing to let that slide because they’re so damn cool.

Whose side are you on?

Check Out the New Trailer and Full Stormtrooper Suits From “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

I know what you’re thinking. The official Star Wars celebration is tomorrow, and with that the promise of not only a poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens but a fully fledged trailer as well. With that in mind, couldn’t this juicy piece of Episode VII filet be kept aside until then. I suppose you’re right, except you’re totally wrong! Granted, tomorrow promises to be a hailstorm of Star Wars movie news, but this is a marathon, not a sprint. You can’t just dive headfirst into all the news tomorrow, you’ll pull a hammie for sure. So think of this reveal of the the new stormtrooper costumes in full as some light stretching before the race starts.

Screenrant us reporting that in the preparation for the celebration, an Instagram was posted of the official programme for the show, which happens to include a full body stormtrooper image. Check it out below, courtesy of Instagram:

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Exciting stuff right? If you look at the original trailer for Force Awakens you can see that the helmet matches up perfectly with the platoon, and the chest portion is identical to the one sported by John Boyega. It’s certainly a very Abrams-esque take on a classic design, making advancements without doing the original armour a disservice. All we need now is to see how the suit looks in action!
Force Awakens hits theatres on December 25th 2015.

And now that you’ve had your starter, here’s the main course sucker! A new trailer for The Force Awakens. It’s awesome – you’ve been warned. Fresh from Youtube:

I’ll let you sit with that for a while. We’ll be seeing you in four days for that Batman vs Superman trailer we’ve heard so much about.

Comic Book Slideshow! Angel, Vision, Yellow Jacket and the Joker Make an Appearance!

We were talking yesterday about finally getting a look at Jamie Bell‘s The Thing in Fantastic Four, putting a nice ribbon around a fairly humble media frenzy. You would think that the main outcome of this reveal would just be a little added comfort and anticipation about a mysterious Marvel reboot. But it seems as though a mini Renaissance has been sparked and solo characters from big comic book movie are being revealed all over the place. Instead of making you click on four separate links to four different reveals, we thought we’d stick them all on one list so you could look at them all together… Because we’re classy. So let’s go through some character reveals from Xmen: Apocalypse, Ann-Marie, Suicide Squad AND Avengers: Age of Ultron. Check them out!

Let’s start with Xmen because, to be honest, it’s probably not the reveal you were looking for. We’d all love a gander at Apocalypse, but this artwork for Angel is plenty exciting. Ben Hardy was recently revealed to be playing the winged mutant, but we had no confirmation about which design they were going to use for his wings. Would they use feathers or a metallic design used in some comic incarnations? Well, they went metallic, and it looks pretty damn badass. Check it is below, courtesy of Empire:

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Granted this is just artwork, but it definitely bodes well for the rest of the team and the costumes they’ll be rocking. Hopefully we’ll get a look at some real costumes very soon.

Next we have Ant-Man, which has gone somewhat covert since its big trailer reveal all those months ago. It’s been hard for the super shrunken first timer to take precedent with big time Marvel sequels cropping up at the same time, but they’ve played it cool and waited for the optimum moment to give us a look at Yellow Jacket, the much discussed villain and anti-Ant Man. Have a look below and see what you think, courtesy of The Wrap:

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It’s good to see that they’ve included the mechanical arms in the shot. Is it me or does he look a smudge too Iron Man-ish? Not that that’s a bad thing of course. He definitely looks more monstrous than anticipated, which is definitely exciting to see. Hopefully we’ll be seeing to two fight it out before long.

Let’s move on to Suicide Squad. You’ll recall we got a group Twitter shot of the cast of the DC movie with director David Ayer doing a read through. Awesome? You bet, but there was one question on everyone’s lips: where’s Jared Leto? Where’s The Joker? Well sometimes questions get answered and we got a shot of Leto replicating the classic Joker image from the cover or acclaimed Alan Moore graphic novel Killing Joke. Have a look, fresh from Slashfilm:

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I think he nailed it! It would have been great to see Leto in full garb, but it’s enough to see him with his bright green crew cut. It looks as though they’re having fun with the role which can only be a good thing. They wouldn’t give the Joker a camera in Askham Asylum though would they? Maybe he was the one taking the group photo.

Aaaaaaaaand the final movie on our list is Avengers: Age of Ultron. Out of all the movies on the list, Avengers 2 has definitely gotten the most press and had the biggest trailer haul. But that still wasn’t enough when we knew that Paul Bettany would be playing caped android The Vision. Well now we have a good look at the man-bot. Hot out of the Marvel Movie News oven:

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Yes! It’s a hexagonal design, we haven’t seen one of those since Man of Steel. Despite the undeniably human eyes, Vision is looking pretty much perfect when you compare him to the comics. If they’re staying this faithful to the canon, will we be seeing Vision getting romantic with Scarlet Witch? Oh that happened… I think.

Well there you have it, a veritable possy of comic characters we’ve been dying to see over the last few months. Can we watch the films now?

Art show? Where We’re Going Marty, We Don’t Need an Art Show

If you’re an unrelenting fan of Back to the Future – and there is no conceivable reason why you wouldn’t be – 2015 has been a tricky sort of year so far. Every Tom Dick and Harry has made some comment or post or tweet about Back to the Future Part Of being set this year and how nothing is what they said it was gonna be. Don’t get me wrong it’s an astute observation, but unless you were one of the first thousand people to say it then you just come of as a tool.

Anyway, we’re currently four months away from the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future, so there’s a lot to be sentimental about. Fortunately, thanks to some artistic and community orientated types, there’s gonna be a lot of opportunities to celebrate the Trilogy this year. To kick things off there is going to be an art show in LA with a whole mess of awesome Back to the Future artwork. According to Slashfilm, the show entitled BACK TO THE FUTURE: A 2015 Art Tribute will take place in the Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics (7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles) from Friday March 6th through to March 14th.

It’s come to my attention that not everyone lives in LA, so it might seem cruel to tell you all about an art show that you can’t go to. Well don’t fret, because we’ve got a dozen or so pieces from the show for you to set your peepers on. Check them out below courtesy of Slashfilm:

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Not bad right? From the looks of these pieces it’s going to be a kickass show. Hopefully this will spark a lot more of the same around the world so that we can all show our appreciation for a great stack of time travel films.

So, what was your favourite piece?

The Unusual Suspects: Dino-Artwork from “Jurassic World”

Hey, you’re a bunch of cool guys and girls. Why else would you be here? I bet you like dinosaurs. I bet you like pictures of stuff too. Well I’ve got something that’s gonna blow your dinosaur-and-picture-lovin’ socks off. It’s pictures of dinosaurs!

Screenrant has just reported on a whole stack of new artwork from the upcoming Jurassic World. After a whole lot of speculation about the kind of dinos we’ll be seeing in the latest take on the prehistoric park – especially on the measurements of the big daddy Indominus Rex – we finally have some clear cut no nonsense artwork that isn’t out of focus or half hidden behind a bush. It’s also a treat to get some insight into a movie that isn’t made out of Lego. So let’s take a look at what stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be taking on!

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Well this is certainly rag tag crew of reptiles. It looks as though there’s been a lot of hybrid cooking and DNA messing with this latest generation of park attractions, which has resulted in some seriously stunning designs. I can’t wait to see what they all look like on the big screen. Better yet, imagine what they’d look like as Lego!