This week comes a poster from nearly every genre out there. While the summer’s biggest films currently rule the box office, future features are hoping to catch some of the steam — nearly everyone and their cats will be headed to the theaters, which means it’s a great time for promotion. This week we’ve received four new posters from Will Ferrell’s Anchorman 2, Robert Pattinson’s Mission: Blacklist, Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg & Mila Kunis’ Ted, and the upcoming horror flick, The Possession.
Don’t get too excited Anchorman fans, while yes there’s a teaser poster, the crew has a long way to go. Think of this poster as a taste for what’s to come. Today, Paramount released the first teaser poster for Anchorman: The Legend Continues, despite not having a final script, which will be penned by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, who’s also directing. There’s just not much to go on at this point. But, you should know that the core of the cast has decided to return. Oh and a teaser trailer will be attached to Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator… seems appropriate enough, don’t you think? Anchorman: The Legend Continues hits theaters in 2013.
Embankment Films released the first promotional poster for Mission: Blacklist starring Robert Pattinson… yep, that’s whose eyes are shown on the poster below, not that anyone other than the Twi-hards would’ve known. But on a serious note, I think we wouldn’t have suspected it to be Pattinson’s eyes because a war film isn’t typically Pattinson’s normal repertoire. The man continues to push the envelope, pushing past Edward Cullen’s shadow and onto better things. You can also find him in the upcoming films Bel Ami and Cosmopolis.
The film is based on author Eric Maddox’s book a similar title – Mission: Black List #1 – The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein—As Told by the Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture. Maddox is a young interrogator who has the special and unique ability to decipher complex patterns from what others would assume to be normal events. He’s been assigned the mission to capture Saddam Hussein, but capturing the world’s most wanted man, puts him in a dangerous situation.
Directed Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, Mission: Blacklist hits theaters next year.
From the creator of Family Guy, American Dad! & The Cleveland Show and the voice of televisions’ most memorable animated characters comes the tale of one man and the soulmate of his life… Ted, voiced by Seth MacFarlane. No, this isn’t a gay love story, it’s just Mark Wahlberg playing John Bennett, a 30-year old man who’s still attached to his teddy bear. Unfortunately, the fluffed oversized teddy, who came to life after John’s childhood wish, is driving a wedge between John and his love interest Lori, played by Mila Kunis.
Directed by MacFarlane, Ted hits theaters July 13th, 2012.
Horror fans, get ready because The Possession seems to be on a lot of people’s minds currently. Lionsgate released the first poster for the film, which is based on a true story. Call it amazing promotion if you want, but under “Based on a True Story” lies the picture of hand forcing its way out of a woman’s mouth… quite ironic don’t you think? Nonetheless, the poster has peaked the interest of many, who are wondering, just how much of this story is true — in the horror genre, it’s a recipe for success.
Directed by Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch) and produced by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man Trilogy, The Evil Dead, Drag Me to Hell) comes the story of a family who must come together to defeat the forces of evil. All hell breaks loose when one day, Em, the youngest daughter of Clyde and Stephanie Breneck, becomes suspiciously obsessed with an antique box she purchased from a yard sale. As time moves on, Em’s behavior becomes more erratic, and the couple begins to fear that their daughter has been in the presence of spirits. They soon discover that the box Em purchased contained a dibbuk, a lost spirit that devours human host.
The Possession hits theaters August 31st, 2012.