What would it look like if popular movies of today were made long ago, with the stars and the technology available way back when? Graphic artist Peter Stults created movie posters using the actors and aesthetics of yesteryear, and the results are incredible.
Pulp Fiction. Inception. The Terminator. Avatar. The Fifth Element.
They’re movies we know very, very well. But you’ve never seen them like this before. What if Richard Kiel (“Jaws” from the old Bond movies) were the Terminator, and Christopher Walken the T-1000 (perfect casting on that last one, eh?)? What if a young William Shatner were the star of Avatar — set on an alien world created by Hollywood without any CGI? What if Charlton Heston and Harry Belafonte were the stars of Pulp Fiction?
It’s crazy cool imagining what could have been with Stults’ movie posters, which are so well made, they’re downright drool-worthy. But not only does he reimagine the cast, he assigns directors (Fritz Lang on 2001: A Space Odyssey is really inspired), producers, and sometimes even script writers. And his posters look like exactly like the era he matches them to.
Here are five of my favorites; there are twelve more over on Stults’ Behance page, so be sure to go look at them all. Most of his choices are spot-on, but I’m not so sure about Leonard Nimoy as John McClain in Die Hard…