New Movie Posters: Mission: Impossible 4, Machine Gun Preacher and In Time
09.11.11 by BJSprecher
A trio of new movie posters for three very different movies have been released. First up, Paramount Pictures has taken the first official still image released for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and turned it into the first teaser poster for the movie (okay, it's slightly different — Cruise is smirking on the poster, rather than scowling).
Directed by Brad Bird (The Incredibles), Ghost Protocol sees the return of Tom Cruise as Impossible Missions Force (IMF) agent Ethan Hunt on his most serious mission yet. When the IMF is implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot, the team is shut down and the "Ghost Protocol" is initiated, sending Ethan and the rest of his team undercover and "off the grid" on a mission to clear the IMF's name. Simon Pegg who reprises his role of computer expert Benji Dunn that he played in Mission: Impossible III, is joined by newcomers Paula Patton, Josh Holloway, Vladimir Mashkov, Michael Nyqvist, Léa Seydoux, Anil Kapoor and Jeremy Renner. The movie opens Dec. 21st.
Next up, a more contemplative and spiritual teaser poster for the new action biopic from acclaimed director Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, The Kite Runner), Machine Gun Preacher, replacing the first, more controversial teaser poster that was previously used to promote the movie.
Written by Jason Keller (upcoming Untitled Snow White Project), Machine Gun Preacher is based on the inspiring true story of Sam Childers (Gerard Butler), a reformed drug-dealing criminal who found God and dedicated his life to helping others through his Angels of East Africa rescue organization. Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Souleymane Sy Savane, Madeline Carroll and Kathy Baker also star. The movie had its North American debut at the currently-ongoing Toronto International Film Festival and will go into limited release on Sept. 23rd.
Finally, a new theatrical poster for writer-director Andrew Niccol's (Gattaca) upcoming sci-fi thriller, In Time (formerly Now and I'm.mortal), that more clearly identifies it as a sci-fi movie by showing the main characters in a futuristic cityscape (for some reason, we get a very Minority Report vibe from it), while taking advantage of the eye-catching orange/blue contrast color scheme so common on posters today.
In Time takes place in a retro-future world where overpopulation has forced society to barter in time rather than currency. Everyone stops aging at 25 and they can remain young forever, as long as they have the time. When a poor young man named Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) inherits a vast amount of time from a wealthy 105-year-old (Matthew Bomer), he thinks he has hit the jackpot. But, the powers-that-be will not stand for that much time falling into the hands of someone like Salas so they trump up murder charges against him and they send out the FBI-life "Timekeepers" to bring him in, dead or alive. Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Alex Pettyfer, and Johnny Galecki also star. In Time opens Oct. 28.