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New posters for Spike Lee's Oldboy, R.I.P.D. and Star Trek Into Darkness

04.15.2013

More posters premiering today means more trailers to look forward to in the very near future. Here we have a look at the teaser poster for Spike Lee's remake of OLDBOY, three new character posters for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, and a low res shot at the first poster for R.I.P.D.. Each has a distinct look to it and each makes me more excited for these films to hit theaters already.

First up is the latest poster for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS. Following character posters for Spock and Uhura, we now have new posters for Kirk and John Harrison along with a banner collecting all four images. These are all being released via Apple in anticipation of a new trailer to hit the internet tomorrow. So far, I have been a fan of the marketing for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and hope the film delivers on all of the mystery it has built for itself. Internally it just amps me up to see what will happen with STAR WARS once J.J. Abrams can dedicate himself fully to the EPISODE VII.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS opens everywhere on May 17. 2013 and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Simon Pegg, Bruce Greenwood, Alice Eve, Karl Urban, John Cho, and Peter Weller.

Next up we have the teaser poster for OLDBOY that premiered at CinemaCon. We shared our take on the footage and it sounds awesome. Now we have this poster and it teases the imprisonment of the main character those familiar with the Korean film or the manga know drives the entire film.

This new take on OLDBOY will follow the same plot as the original source comic and differs from the Park Chan-wook film. Here's the official synopsis for the movie:

OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

This poster reminds me a lot of why they are called "teasers" and I hope the first trailer keeps it just as simple.OLDBOY stars Brolin. Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley from a screenplay by Mark Protosevich. It opens in theaters on October 11, 2013.

Lastly, we have a look at R.I.P.D.. Last week we saw the first image showing Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds brandishing some cool looking guns. This poster doesn't differ much from that except now with hideously ugly font all over the stars. For an action movie with a supernatural twist, this is a decidedly boring poster. I was kind of expecting more, but now I have a sneaking suspicion that the trailer will be devoid of much creativity either. Hopefully I am wrong since I was looking forward to this for a long while.

R.I.P.D. opens July 19, 2013.

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