New Movie Posters: Your Highness and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
03.15.11 by BJSprecher
Several new movie posters for a pair of period fantasy movies have recently been released. Universal Pictures has released three new character posters for director David Gordon Green's (Pineapple Express) upcoming fantasy comedy, Your Highness, that feature the trio of heroes at the heart of the movie: Fabious (Academy Award-nominee James Franco), Thadeous (Danny McBride) and Isabel (Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman).
When Fabious' bride-to-be, Belladonna (Zooey Deschanel), is kidnapped by an evil wizard (Justin Theroux), the king (Charles Dance) orders slacker Prince Thadeous to accompany his noble brother Prince Fabious on the rescue mission or face being cut off from his royal inheritance. Along the way, they receive assistance from Isabel, a warrior princess and unlikely love interest for Thadeous. Your Highness opens April 8th.
Additionally, Walt Disney Pictures has released new posters for the fourth chapter in its successful Pirates franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The first new poster is a banner poster featuring Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) looking very serious as his outstretched arms brandish a pair of pistols. The second poster is a theatrical poster for the movie that also features (surprise, surprise) Capt. Jack. standing on the beach of a tropical island with a burning pirate ship and mermaids as a backdrop.
Directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was written by Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot and is loosely based on the novel On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers. The movie follows Capt. Jack as he is hoodwinked into helping Blackbeard (Ian McShane) quest for the fabled Fountain of Youth by Blackbeard's comely daughter, Angelica (Penelope Cruz), who shares a past with Capt. Jack. Kevin R. McNally and Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush return as Joshamee Gibbs and Captain Barbossa, respectively, with Astrid Berges-Frisbey joining the cast as Syrena, a mysterious mermaid.
And speaking of mermaids, check out this beautiful concept art of Syrena that appeared in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.