New posters have emerged for three films that have slightly got lost in the shuffle as the studio concentrate on their biggest summer tentpole flicks. Even so, there are a lot of people out there waiting for 300: Rise Of An Empire, R.I.P.D. and Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy.
300 director Zack Snyder tweeted the Rise Of An Empire poster (he’s producing and writing this time around, with Noam Murro directing). The follow-up stars Sullivan Stapleton as General Themistokles, who attempts to unite all of Greece in battle against the evil Persian ruler Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro). The film hits cinemas this August.
R.I.P.D. follows a recently killed beat cop (Ryan Reynolds) who joins the Rest In Peace Department, where undead police patrol the underworld. He agrees to 100 years service in return for a shot at getting the guy who killed him, and is teamed with an old gunslinger (Jeff Bridges), who’s been dead hundreds of years. Robert Luketic directs, with a July US release date set (there’s no official UK date yet).
Oldboy follows an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement without any indication of his captors motive. 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. Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley and Samuel L. Jackson also star. It’ll be in cinemas this autumn.