Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A new one... John Carter IMAX poster
Worked with Mondo for this promo poster for the upcoming Disney IMAX 3D release 'JOHN CARTER'.
A lot of people have been waiting a very long time for this film to get to the big screen-after all, it's been 100 years since Edgar Rice Burroughs began writing about John Carter's Mars adventures, and those stories laid the groundwork for many scifi and fantasy properties of the modern age (Star Wars, Avatar to name two biggies). Based on the designs I've seen so far, it looks to be quite an impressive and unique vision of Burrough's world.
Tried a completely different approach for this one, as the poster is meant to mimic those large-scale, fully blown out scifi art promos you'd get with your fast food kid's meal circa '79 (just missing the folds of course!). This image is heavily based on the more realistic, 'grounded' designs contained in the concept art for the film, as opposed to more fantastical interpretations by Frazetta and other illustrators who have largely defined the look of Burrough's Mars over the last century.