Elliott Serrano, for Redeye
1:53 PM CDT, July 2, 2013
There's quite a bit of buzz surrounding "Pacific Rim", the new sci-fi actioner from Guillermo Del Toro. If you've ever thrilled to the sight of mosters fighting giant robots, like I did when watching episodes of Spectreman and Jonny Sokko and his Giant Robot, then this flick is for you. And if you're a fan of uber-cool movie posters, especially those of the limited edition variety, then these pieces from Odd City Entertainment which celebrate the new film are gonna look good on your bedroom/office/studio wall! Check this out:
ODD CITY ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS NEXT ARTIST IN THEIR WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES PACIFIC RIM LIMITED EDITION PRINT SERIES: NE
Odd City Entertainment is excited to announce the next artist, NE, in their limited edition print series for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim. Inspired by Oscar® nominated director Guillermo del Toro’s EPIC new movie, the artist worked closely with Odd City, the studios and Guillermo del Toro to capture the spirit of the film in screen printed format.
NE provided insight into the direction he took for his print, “It is daunting to work on a project with so much scope and potential like Pacific Rim, not having seen the movie. While poring over the various references that were available, the notion of two people having their minds synchronized to control a giant robot really caught my imagination. The concept of people entering each other's minds in such a complete way is haunting to me. It's a really intimate and abstract idea for such a large movie. That being said, I decided to make the poster more about the human characters than the monsters. I wanted to show the characters in a heroic, almost patriotic way, while also visualizing this pilot to pilot connection.”
Release and Purchase Information:
The Odd City limited edition screen prints will be randomly released beginning on Tuesday, July 2nd and lasting through Thursday, July 11purchase via the Odd City web store: http://www.oddcitystore.com Follow us on Twitter @OddCityNews , sign up for our Newsletter and like us on Facebook for continued updates regarding announcement information and drop dates of the artist’s prints in our Pacific Rim series.
About Odd City:
Odd City is a limited edition screen print company based in Austin, TX that operates on a global scale. Their team is made up of ex-Apple employees, pop culture geeks, art enthusiasts and gamers who all share the same passion for producing the highest quality limited edition screen prints in the industry.
NE is an artist, illustrator and printmaker living in Austin, TX. He approaches each project in a personal manner, making it a reflection upon his own emotional response to the subject matter.
Skillfully through the use of color and composition, he transposes this emotion into visually stunning works of art. NE hand prints all his own work at New Flesh. www.newfleshprints.com
About Pacific Rim:
Oscar nominee Guillermo del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”) directed the epic sci-fi action adventure “Pacific Rim” from a script by Travis Beacham and del Toro, story by Beacham. Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, del Toro and Mary Parent produced the film, with Callum Greene serving as executive producer and Jillian Zaks co-producing. The film stars Charlie Hunnam (TV’s “Sons of Anarchy”), Idris Elba (“Thor”), Oscar nominee Rinko Kikuchi (“Babel”), Charlie Day (“Horrible Bosses”), Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Clifton Collins, Jr., Burn Gorman, and Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films). Del Toro’s behind-the-scenes team included Academy Award -winning director of photography Guillermo Navarro (“Pan’s Labyrinth”), production designers Andrew Neskoromny and Carol Spier, editors Peter Amundson and John Gilroy, and costume designer Kate Hawley. The music is composed by Ramin Djawadi. The visual effects supervisors are John Knoll and James E. Price and the animation supervisor is Hal Hickel.
Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures present a Legendary Pictures/DDY Production, a Guillermo del Toro film. The film will be released in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX , and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. pacificrimmovie.com
So what do you think? Are these posters cool or what? Are you looking forward to seeing Pacific Rim?
Let me know in the comments section or hit me up on Twitter!
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