Posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Big batch of new posters today. We’ve got the latest in a long series of one-sheets for Tron Legacy, though this one is supposedly the last. For real. There’s the first poster for David O. Russell‘s The Fighter, and a sales sheet for Coriolanus, which is the directorial debut of actor Ralph Fiennes. And just because I know some commenters will have a field day with it, there’s a little surprise at the end of the post. (Hint: it’s not a good surprise.)
Yahoo has the new Tron poster as part of the Tron Tuesdays promotion. Eight more Tuesdays to go until the film opens, which means we’ll be seeing a lot more promotional teases. The semi-painted look here is nice, and I’m surprised it took this long to see something that explicitly plays on the look of the one-sheet for the original Tron. I’ll link out to a high-res version as soon as we get it.
Yahoo also has the poster for The Fighter, and to me this image is as underwhelming as the first trailer was. Looks like fan art made out of a still from the trailer. I appreciate the simplicity, and actually look pretty favorably on the text design. But the overall image leaves me cold.
From Icon Films, by way of The Playlist, comes a sales sheet for the Ralph Fiennes-directed adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. I like the angle this art takes, and I’m more than a little curious to see Mr. Fiennes’ directorial debut. He directs from a John Logan script, and stars alongside Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain, James Nesbitt and Brian Cox. We’ve had a couple still shots from the film, too, which is a modern take on the Shakespeare play about,
…the Roman leader Gaius Martius Coriolanus (Fiennes), a brilliant general who faced a schism between the support of the Senate and the will of the plebians. Citizens are angry at Coriolanus for withholding grain, but he earns a title as hero of Rome after facing down an army led by Tullus Aufidius (Butler). Upon his return to Rome, the mother of Coriolanus (Redgrave) encourages him to take a more active role in city politics. But his enemies push him into a rage, he rails against the idea of the plebeians having power, and is banished as a traitor. Coriolanus makes a deal with Aufidius to take revenge on Rome.
And, finally, here’s, um, the poster for the Justin Bieber movie. Have at it.