Poster Mania: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Riddick, and More
Today’s version of Poster Mania is a good mix between science-fiction and straight drama. Below you will find new posters (or banners) for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Riddick, Gravity, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Dallas Buyer’s Club, Around the Block, and McCanick.
Make sure to check out this week’s Trailer Round-Up if you missed it.
Hunger Games fans can see all the Quarter Quell fighters in one huge banner above. As you can see (and you’ve probably heard before), Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) are back. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend) and will release November 22nd. (Source: The Hunger Games Explorer)
Riddick, the third franchise installment from David Twohy, will be giving out a poster at midnight IMAX screenings. Beforehand, they ran a fan contest to come up with the poster design. Above you can see the winner. The green-tinted poster mostly showcases star Vin Diesel (although Katee Sackhoff also joins the cast). The movie releases September 6th. (Source: /Film)
Lately, the marketing materials for Alfonso Cuarón’s (Children of Men) Gravity has been Sandra Bullock-heavy. However, the latest poster shows the other star, George Clooney, about a month before the release. Gravity has been gestating for a long time, but we’ll finally catch the movie October 4th. Early word from the Venice Film Festival has been very positive, and I’m hopeful it turns out to be a great movie. (Source: IGN)
The first three posters released online for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I’ve been interested in this movie since I saw the fantastic trailer months ago. Two posters shows Ben Stiller (who is also the director) walking on air, which goes along with the existential tone I got from the aforementioned trailer. The third features him on top of a shark in water. The movie unfortunately doesn’t release until December 25th. That gives you plenty of time to read the short story and watch the original movie from 1947. (Sources: Cinema Blend, IMP Awards, Yahoo)
Coupled with early pictures, Dallas Buyer’s Club also released a poster. Like the last two movies, Dallas Buyer’s Club looks to be a serious awards contender. Jean-Marc Vallee’s (C.R.A.Z.Y.) drama stars a transformed Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike) playing an HIV-infected Dallas man that starts selling illegal drugs to help his condition. It also stars Jared Leto (Requiem for a Dream) and Jennifer Garner (Juno). The movie will be available November 1st.
Christina Ricci’s (Black Snake Moan) next movie, Around the Block, is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) next weekend. Directed by Sarah Spillane (This Life), the Australian drama will find a U.S. release date soon (I’m assuming). The story is apparently about a boy that is torn between his love for acting and his tumultuous family. It’ll explore themes of love and revenge. (Source: IMP Awards)
Lastly, the movie McCanick released a poster. This movie, directed by Josh Waller, is also set to premiere at TIFF in a week. It stars David Morse (The Green Mile) as a cop and Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) as a criminal that knows about his past. The crime thriller will probably get a release date after the festival, too.
Enjoy your Tuesday and come back for pictures tomorrow!
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