Poster Madness: The Dark Knight Rises, The Thing, Hugo, The Muppets, and Sherlock Holmes 2

First off, the brand new one sheet for the remake of The Thing:

Brand New One Sheet

Here’s the premise for the remake everyone wanted of the classic horror film that still holds up to this day:

“Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being.  It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller THE THING, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.

Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago.  But it is about to wake up.

When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.

THE THING serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, the thriller is produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman (DAWN OF THE DEAD).”

Next up, another brand new one sheet for Martin Scorsese’s latest, the family flick Hugo:

First Poster

Obviously this poster is a teaser, because there’s not very many plot elements you can deduce from it.  But the idea of Martin Scorsese doing a family flick is certainly intriguing, and a well rounded cast means I’ll be there opening day.  Although I hate the font on this poster.  It looks like another Nickelodeon abomination, when it’s (hopefully) not.  I guess we’ll find out when the movie opens November 23.  (Dark Horizons)

Here’s another new poster, courtesy of The Muppets:

New International Poster

Boy, is it great to see the whole gang back together.  In all honesty, this is one of the few film’s I’m really looking forward to this holiday season.  Let’s hope the film delivers when it hits November 23.  Here’s the synopsis, if you need a refresher:

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Segel) and Mary (Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.

That poster came courtesy of Slashfilm, as do these new posters for Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows (originally from Yahoo!):

Robert Downey Jr.Jude Law

Yup, there they are; the first two posters for Sherlock Holmes 2. They’re pretty boring, but I guess that’s fitting in with the original film.  I couldn’t believe an action re-imagining of one of the most famous characters of all time starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law could be so boring, but it was.  Hopefully director Guy Ritchie will change things this time around when the film hits December 16.

And finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, here’s the first teaser trailer for The Dark Knight Rises:

The Dark Knight Rises Official Teaser Poster

Well there you have it.  Not much to say other than BADASS. Seriously, however does the posters for Christopher Nolan’s films deserves a medal.  It’s a freaking cool image, but some people are reading WAY to much into it.  Of course with The Dark Knight Rises, that’s to be expected.  Still, who cares who’s looking at it or what’s happening to Gotham in the picture.  It looks freaking cool, and that’s all that matters.

And with that, I leave you good day.  Check back soon for more movie poster goodness.