You know The Dark Knight Rises is filming just up the road from where I am at the moment?
I suppose I could drive down, see what I could see, but hell, it's not like I could flash my blogger ID and expect to get on set. If I was very, very lucky - as exceedingly lucky as Mr Kipling's cakes and pastries are good - I might catch a glimpse of a Batmobile chassis... but in all honestly, I'd sooner see that thing when it's good and ready to be seen.
Speaking of which, the first teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises was released yesterday. You've all seen it, right? Isn't it awesome?
But of course it's awesome!
(In fact, with a little cropping here and a little rotation there, it could very well be my new desktop wallpaper. Michael Whelan's gorgeous cover art for The Way of Kings has served me well, but I think it's time may have just come.)
However, pleased as I am to finally see some art from The Dark Knight Rises, I dare say the release of that poster rather overshadowed two other images which also slipped out of the great Hollywood marketing machine yesterday. And let's face facts: the breaking of Batman is a way away yet.
(Summer 2012 can't come soon enough...)
In the meantime, would you kindly feast your eyes on these, ladies and gentlemen? I give you the posters for Hugo - which is to say a fantasy film by way of legendary director Martin Scorsese - and the long in-the-making prequel to The Thing:
Now these movies, due in October and November... these are movies we can start getting excited about right now!
And as well we should, because the early reports are that this prequel to The Thing could eclipse even the decades-long legacy of the original -- here's hoping...
...whereas Hugo (formerly The Invention of Hugo Cabret) just so happens to be the film Ser Scorsese's been making since completing work on my favourite movie of all 2010: I mean Shutter Island, of course.
If either of these forthcoming flicks can live up to the cinematic watermarks of their respective predecessors, we could be looking at an incredible Fall of genre films right here.
Don't you think?
Source: Dark Horizons