If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Apparently the first day of summer also marks the time when new posters start cropping up left and right:
First up we have the new one-sheet for Studio Ghibli's 'Arrietty' ('Kari-gurashi no Arietti'). Inspired by 'The Borrowers', Arriety is part of the Clock family - tiny people who make make their homes and items from things "borrowed" from a house's inhabitants. However, life changes for Arrietty when she is discovered by a human boy. Originally released last year, it will be making it's UK debut this year, and it's US release in early 2012 with a voice cast including Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, and Carol Burnett:
Next we have a sneak peek at Disney•Pixar's upcoming animated film 'Brave' (formerly 'The Bear and the Bow').The last of Pixar's original properties in production prior to the Disney buyout, 'Brave' has been revamped as the story of Meridia - a young Scottish princess whose interest in archery accidentally jeopardizes her father's kingdom:
Following along alphabetically, next up is C for 'Cowboys & Aliens'. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde, the film centers on a stranger (Craig) who arrives in town with a mysterious alien weapon attached to his wrist and the battle between the Old West and an attacking alien force. Sadly, still no sign of the Drew Struzan artwork we were hoping for - this is just another in a long line of paint-by-number posters with the blue-and-orange color scheme. Ooh! Lens flares!
Then we have the international poster for Guillermo Del Toro's 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'. The film stars Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes, and Bailee Madison as a family who moves into an old Rhode Island mansion, only to unwittingly release a host of creatures from it's dark and crumbling underground chambers:
E is for 'everybody cut, everybody cut... Footloose!'. That's right, Paramount has released the first poster for their remake of the *chuckle* classic *chuckle* Kevin Bacon film 'Footloose' starring Kenny Wormald. The film that inspired a hundred "punchdance" routines, the movie centers around hip outsider Ren (Womald) who finds himself in a small midwestern town where all the kids really need to snap themselves out of their misery is a good ol' fashioned dance routine *jazzhands*. You can also see the newly released trailer HERE or see LEOG's very own Fish perform a dramatic re-enactment from last year's Spill Dot Con (don't you wish you could go this year?)
Skipping a couple letters we go straight to 'Immortals', directed by Tarsem Singh. However, rather than a single poster they've opted to make a whopping eight new posters, each featuring a different character from the sword-and-sandal film that pits Man against Gods. From top to bottom, left to right: Ares (Daniel Sharman), Athena (Isabel Lucas), King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), Phaedra (Freida Pinto), Poseidon (Kellan Lutz), Stavros (Stephen Dorff), Theseus (Henry Cavill), and Zeus (Luke Evans). Click for full-size:
Finally, our last poster for the day comes to us from "across the pond", it's the UK one-sheet for the upcoming reboot 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' starring James Franco. The prequel/sequel/reboot/remake comes out August 12th, and you can see the new international trailer HERE.