First Posters for TRANSCENDENCE and UNDER THE SKIN, Plus New Poster for THE RAILWAY MAN

     February 10, 2014


A few new posters have landed online.  Briefly:

  • Transcendence – The first poster for director Wally Pfister’s ambitious sci-fi pic visualizes how Johnny Depp’s lead character uploads his consciousness into a dangerous computer.  If you missed it, click here to watch the debut trailer and look for a new trailer tomorrow evening.  The film opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on April 17th.
  • Under the Skin – A wonderfully stylish domestic poster for director Jonathan Glazer’s sci-fi pic, which stars Scarlett Johansson as an extraterrestrial on Earth disguised as a gorgeous woman who uses her “voracious sexuality” to entrap human prey.  Click here to read Matt’s review and check back tomorrow to watch the theatrical trailer.  The film opens in L.A. and New York on April 4th, followed by a limited release on April 11th.
  • The Railway Man – A new poster for director Jonathan Teplitzsky’s drama starring Colin Firth as a former POW who sets out to confront his tormentor.  Click here to read my review.

Hit the jump to take a look at the posters.

Via Warner Bros.


Here’s the official synopsis for Transcendence:

Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him. However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can…but if they should. Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is there may be no way to stop him.

Via A24 Films.


Here’s the official synopsis for Under the Skin:

From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (SEXY BEAST, BIRTH) comes a stunning career transformation, a masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial — or something in between. A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring this succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair.  They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again. Based on the novel by Michel Faber (The Crimson Petal and the White), UNDER THE SKIN examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results.

Via Yahoo! Movies.


Here’s the official synopsis for The Railway Man:

Based on his best-selling memoir, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax, a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, and starring Academy Award-winner Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine, and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman, the film is a powerful tale of survival, love and redemption.

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