New Posters: Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Hangover Part II and Abduction
04.16.11 by BJSprecher
New movie posters have been released for three very different movies. First up, a new banner teaser poster for director Michael Bay's latest CGI-fueled sci-fi action movie, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, his third adaptation of the popular Hasbro toy line that first debuted in 1984. The banner teaser features a striking image of the heroic Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen), leader of the righteous Autobots during what appears to be an all-out attack by the evil Decepticons. The only text is the date, but if you don't know what a Transformer looks like by now you're definitely not the target audience for the movie anyway.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon was written by Ehren Kruger, who co-wrote the second movie in the franchise, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The war between the robots goes to the moon when the Autobots discover that the Decepticons have a secret base on the, you guessed it, dark side of the moon. Shia LaBeouf once again headlines the cast, which includes Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, John Malkovich, Josh Duhamel, Patrick Dempsey, John Turturro, and Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand star. The movie opens July 1st.
Dark of the Moon may have gotten a pretty badass new banner poster, but co-writer and director Todd Phillips' highly-anticipated sequel to The Hangover got a new international poster and six, count them, six character posters featuring the classic Wolf Pack—Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha)—and the two newest additions to the gang, Teddy, the little brother of Stu's fiancé (Jamie Chung), and crazy biker monkey. The Wolf Pack eschews Las Vegas in The Hangover Part II, reuniting in Bangkok for Stu's wedding. With a brunch in lieu of a bachelor party, things should have gone smoothly for the crew, but they once again find themselves with holes in their memories and a missing member (this time it's Teddy). Mike Tyson and Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) also return. The movie opens Memorial Day.
Finally, the first teaser poster for Academy Award-nominated director John Singleton's (Boyz n the Hood) new action thriller, Abduction, released to coincide with the debut of the first trailer for the movie. Written by first-time feature screenwriter Shawn Christensen, Abduction stars Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner as Nathan Harper, an average teenager whose world is turned upside down when he discovers his baby photo on a missing persons website and realizes that his parents are not who they say they are. Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Alfred Molina, Dermot Mulroney, Maria Bello and Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter series) also star. Abduction opens September 23rd.
And, as a special bonus, check out this awesome fan-made poster for director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. If you're wondering why Batman has metal on his spine in the x-ray, it's because Bane—the villain that will be played by Tom Hardy in the movie—broke Batman's spine in the now-classic "Knightfall" storyline. The poster is pretty cool, but we imagine Batman would probably have a few more plates, pins and screws than just those on his spine considering the beating he puts his body through night after night. The Dark Knight Rises opens July 20, 2012.