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2012-01-22 01:59:59 AM
Some of those were absolutely brilliant, like Clint Eastwood as General Zod. Others were ridiculous, like John Wayne as Superman.

All and all very enjoyable.
 
2012-01-22 03:11:54 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Some of those were absolutely brilliant, like Clint Eastwood as General Zod. Others were ridiculous, like John Wayne as Superman.


But John Wayne as the psycho military general from Avatar would have been awesome.
 
2012-01-22 03:16:10 AM

vartian: Bathia_Mapes: Some of those were absolutely brilliant, like Clint Eastwood as General Zod. Others were ridiculous, like John Wayne as Superman.

But John Wayne as the psycho military general from Avatar would have been awesome.


True.
 
2012-01-22 04:53:50 AM
I would totally go see "The Hangover" with that cast

Jerry Lewis as Allen! So much win!
 
2012-01-22 06:23:21 AM
Very good, but a couple of anachronisms, like the tower in Die Hard being a modern skyscraper rather than a 1960s or 70s building. And the Saab in the James Bond film is only a couple of years old!
 
2012-01-22 06:53:48 AM
Now I really want to see some of those!

BTW, parts of that retro 5th Element poster were taken from this 70s poster:

d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net
 
2012-01-22 07:35:55 AM
When CGI gets there, we're going to see a new phenomenom in Hollywood movies:

The premake.

Which is exactly what these posters are.

CGI for their looks + Vocaloid for their voices = Immortal and reusable classic actors.
 
2012-01-22 07:41:38 AM
Heck, I'd go as far as say that with such technologies, movies will be or have the capability to be a Choose Your Own Cast affair.

I can see it:

You buy the HyperDefinition-Disc with the regular cast.

The Deluxe version comes with two sets of options for you to play with: "Hmm, I wonder who would do a better job, Will Smith or Tom Cruise?"

Then you can buy more actors and actresses as downloadable content.

"What would Heath Ledger's Joker would be like on Batman 89 but instead of Keaton use Val Kilmer."

"Mmm, Sean Connery is the ONLY Bond, that's what I use with my collection."
 
2012-01-22 08:09:10 AM
I could definitely see Steve McQueen as Reese.
 
2012-01-22 08:13:09 AM
Those were pretty good. I liked the Pulp Fiction poster, plus the Fifth Element, shaken with a splash of Bond, is probably my favorite. Would be fun to get some of those made up full-size, frame them, hang them in the house and see how many visitors get the joke.

/Do Blue Crush as a Beach Party style poster
 
2012-01-22 08:23:33 AM
The Pulp Fiction one is epic. Yul Brynner as who -- The Wolf?
 
2012-01-22 08:24:24 AM
"The Hangover" cast reminds me of the actual "Premake" trailer made for Ghostbusters....

Link (new window)
 
2012-01-22 08:31:10 AM
John Wayne as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman...
 
2012-01-22 08:58:54 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Others were ridiculous, like John Wayne as Superman.


That makes it more plausible, actually. Hollywood is expert at miscasting.
 
2012-01-22 09:03:03 AM

tomo12144: I would totally go see "The Hangover" with that cast

Jerry Lewis as Allen! So much win!


All over the map as far as their timeline is concerned though. Hell, "Cassius Clay" would not have been appearing as himself in a Martin/Lewis film.
 
2012-01-22 09:03:58 AM
i121.photobucket.com
I guffawed. Would guffaw again.

/Thank you, Subby.
 
2012-01-22 09:16:42 AM
Frank Zappa as the Big Lebowski, with that cast would have been amazing.
 
2012-01-22 09:21:12 AM
Warren Oates as "The Jesus." Brilliant.
 
2012-01-22 09:21:34 AM
James Dean in 'Drive?' Ouch.
 
2012-01-22 09:26:45 AM

lerxst2112: Frank Zappa as the Big Lebowski, with that cast would have been amazing.


Yeah, Zappa as the Dude? Perfect.
 
2012-01-22 09:29:37 AM

tomo12144: I would totally go see "The Hangover" with that cast

Jerry Lewis as Allen! So much win!


THIS!
 
2012-01-22 09:29:54 AM
Michael Cain isn't spastic enough to play Spud. He'd be good as Sick Boy, though.
 
2012-01-22 09:41:46 AM
Very cool link, subby.

But Jagger as Bond? Uh, no.
 
2012-01-22 09:42:06 AM

dletter: "The Hangover" cast reminds me of the actual "Premake" trailer made for Ghostbusters....

Link (new window)


Oh wow, I didn't know the "term" was already coined (not that it takes much to figure it out), but it's funny when that happens XD
Somehow two different people arrived to the same conclusion independently from each other.

He's the Leibniz to my Newton!
 
2012-01-22 09:47:19 AM

rocky_howard: Heck, I'd go as far as say that with such technologies, movies will be or have the capability to be a Choose Your Own Cast affair.

I can see it:

You buy the HyperDefinition-Disc with the regular cast.

The Deluxe version comes with two sets of options for you to play with: "Hmm, I wonder who would do a better job, Will Smith or Tom Cruise?"

Then you can buy more actors and actresses as downloadable content.

"What would Heath Ledger's Joker would be like on Batman 89 but instead of Keaton use Val Kilmer."

"Mmm, Sean Connery is the ONLY Bond, that's what I use with my collection."


Are you dense?
Are you retarded or something?
Its my movie collection.
I'm the goddamn Batman

Seriously though, that will be cool, Its probably technically if not economically, feasible to do with computer model based animation right now.

// possible porn based technology advance
 
2012-01-22 09:53:59 AM

rocky_howard: When CGI gets there, we're going to see a new phenomenom in Hollywood movies:

The premake.


Oh God. Somewhere a Hollywood executive just jizzed himself and doesn't know why.

This is absolutely going to happen with the current crop of Hollywood stars 50 years from now, who are getting scanned in for the CGI being done in some movies now. What if Zoe Saldana turns into a super-duper mega movie star? James Cameron probably has every inch of her body stored on some hard drive. They could do pretty much anything they wanted to with her in a CGI movie.

You watch: Some movie star is not going to realize that the contract he signs with Universal allows them to use his image in future movies in perpetuity, with minimal or no compensation.
 
2012-01-22 10:22:14 AM

rocky_howard: When CGI gets there, we're going to see a new phenomenom in Hollywood movies:

The premake.

Which is exactly what these posters are.

CGI for their looks + Vocaloid for their voices = Immortal and reusable classic actors.


Sort of like Machette, Death Proof and Planet Terror?
 
2012-01-22 10:28:48 AM
FTA:
"What if those modern blockbusters were made in the 1950s?"

"...re-imagined - as classic movies from the 1950s and 60s."

"recent Hollywood films as if they were released two or three decades earlier"

So...as if they were from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.
 
2012-01-22 10:55:22 AM

Flint Ironstag: Very good, but a couple of anachronisms, like the tower in Die Hard being a modern skyscraper rather than a 1960s or 70s building. And the Saab in the James Bond film is only a couple of years old!


And if it happened in the 50s, he'd still be Cassius Clay, not Ali.
 
2012-01-22 11:07:14 AM
If I were human, I believe my response would be: 'Yippee-ki-yay, you illogical motherfarker.'
 
2012-01-22 11:20:32 AM
And of course there has been no link to the original Source (new window).

Why would they?
 
2012-01-22 11:51:53 AM

KkrrRRZZZZ: Bathia_Mapes: Others were ridiculous, like John Wayne as Superman.

That makes it more plausible, actually. Hollywood is expert at miscasting.


Very true. After all, John Wayne did play Genghis Khan in "The Conqueror".
 
2012-01-22 11:56:15 AM
Very well done. Lee Marvin would have been great in "Snakes On A Plane".
 
2012-01-22 12:00:48 PM
Its not all 1950s stuff because some of these actors were not really around in the50s...more the 60s.

But its is some very cool stuff here....Great Job
 
2012-01-22 12:34:49 PM
Found this on another web site. Brilliant.
 
2012-01-22 12:41:01 PM

Pentaxian: Found this on another web site. Brilliant.


Sorry, too big for Fark. Here is the direct link

Art Deco 2001 (new window)
 
2012-01-22 01:12:10 PM
The Dude is not the Big Lebowski, man...he's the dude.

/That's all.
 
2012-01-22 01:26:39 PM
You had to hand it to Spud, he'd farked up good and proper.

Not many people know that.
 
2012-01-22 01:35:02 PM
David Bowie does not look good as a fat person.
 
2012-01-22 01:51:26 PM

Unobtanium: Those were pretty good. I liked the Pulp Fiction poster, plus the Fifth Element, shaken with a splash of Bond, is probably my favorite. Would be fun to get some of those made up full-size, frame them, hang them in the house and see how many visitors get the joke.

/Do Blue Crush as a Beach Party style poster


Trying to find the highest res original I can manage for the 5th element one; my dad loves that movie and would think the premake poster is awesome, and his bday is coming up.

/can anyone do better than 478x648/72dpi?
 
2012-01-22 01:51:29 PM
Reminds me of a story I read once in Issac Asimovs's Science Fiction Magazine. The main character would use a type of VR set-up to remix movies like this. Not only could he remix with actors, settings, and soundtrack, he could even emulate directing styles. Like a Kubrick-style Moby Dick with a Pink Floyd track, starring 80s-era Eastwood as Ahab. I've been waiting for this kind of thing to happen. We could see some of these films with the original casting that didn't happen. Shirley Temple and Buddy Ebsen in Wizard of Oz, for example.

Meanwhile, it looks like I have some new wallpapers for my computer.
 
2012-01-22 02:02:18 PM

FriarReb98: Flint Ironstag: Very good, but a couple of anachronisms, like the tower in Die Hard being a modern skyscraper rather than a 1960s or 70s building. And the Saab in the James Bond film is only a couple of years old!

And if it happened in the 50s, he'd still be Cassius Clay, not Ali.


In the 50's, he'd also still be an amateur boxer. He didn't win the Olympic Gold until '60.
 
2012-01-22 02:19:31 PM
Fail for not casting Alec Guinness in Trainspotting.
 
2012-01-22 02:48:06 PM
I love those. They remind me of the one I did a while back for a Photoshop contest:

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2012-01-22 03:12:21 PM

Flint Ironstag: Very good, but a couple of anachronisms, like the tower in Die Hard being a modern skyscraper rather than a 1960s or 70s building. And the Saab in the James Bond film is only a couple of years old!


The main problem is that it should be Frank Sinatra, not Leonard Nimoy.
www.farrockaway.com
/look it up
 
2012-01-22 04:08:48 PM
Oh, this is a whole mess of win.

The one for Avatar had me laughing the hardest. The Hangover wasn't too far behind.

Clint Eastwood as Zod and Spencer Tracy as Lex Luthor were pretty boss, too.

And I'd watch the HELL out of William Friedkin's The Terminator.
 
2012-01-22 04:10:26 PM
And Sean Connery and Christopher Lee in The Fifth Element would be the greatest thing ever, at the risk of overusing the phrase "the greatest thing ever."
 
2012-01-22 04:27:31 PM
Yul Brenner would make a good Professor Xavier.
 
2012-01-22 05:30:11 PM
The guy who actually made these has some more on his blog

Link (new window)


This, This I like

The watchmen, a tad too large for fark though (new window)
 
2012-01-22 05:45:29 PM
Not getting the Bond one - imagining the Bond series in the 60s isn't a stretch. Now, move it back to the 50s - Dirk Bogarde as Bond, Glynis Johns as Bond Girl #1, Audrey Hepburn as Bond Girl #2, Michael Redgrave as the villain, Sydney Greenstreet as M, and Alec Guinness as Q.
 
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