Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters

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Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters Peter Stults Profile PictureWhen he was studying film at college, Peter Stults (left), an Illustrator and Designer from New York, used to come up with imaginary movie ideas and turn them into movie posters using a mix of Photoshop and collage.

Fifteen years on, the New York-based graphic designer makes modern movies look like old classics of Hollywood’s golden era in his What If series. The What If series was started in 2012 and asks the hypothetical questions movie buffs didn’t know they needed answers to. Such as, what if Cecil B. DeMille had directed Interstellar? Or what if Reservoir Dogs had been made at the height of the Rat Pack era? And most importantly, what would the vintage movie posters for these films look like if they had been made?

People assume I don’t like modern movies – I do, but I am attracted to the poster art of the golden age.”

Peter Stults

The eight-part series suggests a 1950s-era Audrey Hepburn as Natalie Portman’s character from V for Vendetta, Gene Wilder in the title role of Ant-Man, and Michael Jackson as Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy. Not only are the cast lists of these alternate movies posters pulled from a different era, but the style in which they’re created also calls back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Peter Stults said that “people assume I don’t like modern movies – I do, but I am attracted to the poster art of the golden age.” He spends weeks, sometimes months, researching directors, actors and studios in a quest to make the posters look as authentic as possible.

I like it when I trick people into thinking the modern movie is a remake of the film in my poster. If I can do that, I’m doing my job right.”

Peter Stults

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Poster

Gone Girl

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters Gone Girl Poster

Monuments Men

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters The Monuments Men Poster

Pulp Fiction

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters Pulp Fiction Poster

Avatar

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters Avatar Poster

Iron Man

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters Iron Man Poster

Interstellar

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters Interstellar Poster

Bridesmaids

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters Bridesmaids Poster

The Hangover

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters The Hangover Poster

Drive

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters Drive Poster

Spring Breakers

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters Spring Breakers Poster

Wild At Heart

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters Wild At Heart Poster

Lost Highway

Modern Films Reimagined As Classic Hollywood Movie Posters Lost Highway Poster

NOTE: Images sourced from and created by Peter Stults. Unfortunately they are not for sale.

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