Maybe a deluge of posters pertaining to childhood myths will help me to disassociate Rise of the Guardians from the Zack Snyder owl movie. Man, I hope.
Its (reportedly great) first trailer went by without me paying much attention or care, so this batch of character portraits will mark my first real look at the DreamWorks CG toon — i.e., until I get around to the preview. Those lucky enough to get a poster would be The Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), Jack Frost (Chris Pine), Santa Clause (Alec Baldwin), The Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), The Sandman, and Guardians‘ villain, Pitch (Jude Law). William Joyce — author of the children’s book upon which this is based — and Peter Ramsey are directing the film, which follows an attempt by the “guardians of childhood” to try and stop an evil force from invading “the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.”
Rise of the Guardians will open on November 21st. Take a look below (via Apple):
For the smaller-scale project, we can just dial back on the number of items altogether. Getting one mere poster is Deadfall, a thriller that stars Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde as a brother-sister criminal duo whose escape into the Canadian wild is threatened by an ex-con boxer (Charlie Hunnam); Kris Kristofferson, Sissy Spacek, and Kate Mara also star for director Stefan Ruzowitzky.
Though we missed it at Tribeca this past April, those who saw it were, if not altogether enthusiastic, nonetheless moderately positive. I’m sure it’ll make for some fine entertainment, but probably the kind that’s better suited for its November 2nd VOD release than the December 7th theatrical opening.
See the poster below (via EW):
Finally, our first first look at the Anna Kendrick a cappella comedy, Pitch Perfect, is now online. Rebel Wilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Brittany Snow also appear in the film, which chronicles big ambitions and personal longing amongst the male (Treblemakers) and female (Divisi) a cappella singing groups at UMass.
Jason Moore has directed Pitch Perfect, and we can expect it on October 5th. You can check out the one-sheet below:
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