New Posters for ParaNorman and Underworld: Awakening
Posted 12.30.11 by Ryan
A new poster has been revealed for LAIKA's upcoming stop-motion animated, 3-D movie, ParaNorman. Much like the recently released UK trailer, the new poster is focused on revealing ParaNorman's undead, but, not to worry moms and dads, this isn't your typical zombie movie.
When a small Massachusetts town falls under siege from the undead because of a centuries-old curse, young local boy Norman (voiced by Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee) is called upon to save the town, since he is able to talk to the dead. For those that think ParaNorman reminds them of 2009's Coraline, it's no coincidence since animation studio LAIKA worked on both movies.
ParaNorman was directed by The Tale of Despereaux's Sam Fell and Chris Butler (storyboard supervisor on Coraline) from a script by Butler. The voice cast includes Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin and Leslie Mann.
ParaNorman will open on Aug. 17.
Sony Screen Gems is certainly getting the word out about Underworld: Awakening, the fourth installment in the franchise, after just recently releasing a new photo from the movie that, like the latest poster for the movie, reveals Kate Beckinsale dressed head-to-toe in leather and firing two guns.
In Awakening, Beckinsale again returns as Selene — after skipping the 2009 prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans — who wakes from a 12-year coma to discover that she has a Vampire/Lycan hybrid daughter (India Eisley) who is being used as a pawn in the war between vampires, lycans and humans.
Underworld: Awakening was directed by Swedish directing team Björn Stein and Mans Marlind (Shelter), and opens on Jan. 20th.