Some rather cool new posters have emerged, including the very first for Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks, along with pics for DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman and the F1 drama Rush.
Here’s the synopsis for Saving Mr Banks: ‘When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.
‘For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp.
‘It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.’ It’s due out in December.
Rush is set in the 1970s, with Chris Hemsworth playing James Hunt with Danie Bruhl as fellow Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda. Hunt was a dashing playboy with a wild social life, whose exploits off the track filled more column inches than what he did while racing. Lauda meanwhile was a quieter figure, but still an amazing and driven racer. Their rivalry became legendary. Ron Howard directs. It’ll be out in September.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is based on the classic 1950s animated series, about a genius canine ,Mr. Peabody, and his adopted human son Sherman, who spring into action when Sherman uses their time machine without permission and moments in history begin to be changed. It’s due out March 2014.
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