Update: Posters removed at the request of WB.
It seems as though Warner Bros. has a leak in their system. After our first look at Steven Soderbergh‘s Contagion and Final Destination 5 posters just moments ago, JoBlo has a few more from the studio. You can check out New Year’s Eve and A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas on their site, but below we have two major Oscar contenders. They are just concept posters and likely won’t be hitting theaters, but they provide our first look at the films.
First up is Clint Eastwood‘s Hoover biopic, scripted by Milk Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black. We see Leonardo DiCaprio, but the cast also includes Armie Hammer, Judi Dench, Ed Westwick, Josh Lucas, Ken Howard, Naomi Watts, Lea Coco, Stephen Root, and Jeffrey Donovan. Check out the poster below, but we don’t have an exact release date for the film yet. It is expected to hit by the end of the year.
We also have a look at the concept poster for Stephen Daldry‘s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, adapted by Eric Roth from Jonathan Safran Foer‘s popular novel surrounding 9/11. The drama stars Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, John Goodman, and Thomas Horn. Check out the poster below, followed by the novel synopsis, and it is also expected by the end of the year.
“Jonathan Safran Foer emerged as one of the most original writers of his generation with his best-selling debut novel, ‘Everything is Illuminated.’ Now, with humor, tenderness, and awe, he confronts the traumas of our recent history. What he discovers is solace in that most human quality, imagination.
Meet Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, Shakespearean actor, jeweler, pacifist, correspondent with Stephen Hawking and Ringo Starr. He is nine years old. And he is on an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. His mission is to find the lock that fits a mysterious key belonging to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.
An inspired innocent, Oskar is alternately endearing, exasperating, and hilarious as he careens from Central Park to Coney Island to Harlem on his search. Along the way he is always dreaming up inventions to keep those he loves safe from harm. What about a birdseed shirt to let you fly away? What if you could actually hear everyone’s heartbeat? His goal is hopeful, but the past speaks a loud warning in stories of those who’ve lost loved ones before. As Oskar roams New York, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity who are all survivors in their own way. He befriends a 103-year-old war reporter, a tour guide who never leaves the Empire State Building, and lovers enraptured or scorned. Ultimately, Oskar ends his journey where it began, at his father’s grave. But now he is accompanied by the silent stranger who has been renting the spare room of his grandmother’s apartment. They are there to dig up his father’s empty coffin.”
What do you think of these concept posters? Which film will garner more awards attention?
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