What if your favorite film had been made decades before it actually debuted -- which famous actors would star? Or if a summer blockbuster had been made way back in cinema history, who might have been the director? And what would the poster look like? Such is the theme around which artist Peter Stults' series "What If: Movies Re-Imagined" revolves, taking the form of movie posters from alternative-reality Hollywood. Complete with Golden Age stars and artwork to match the re-imagined time period, the results are truly stimulating to the imagination.
Thanks to Distractify for living up to its name and finding these pieces work. Included below are just a few examples from Stults' first, second, and third albums of the series, so be sure to check out the rest of his work (and say bye-bye to your lunch break :).
These posters certainly make for an exercise in nostalgia -- for bygone eras of another universe, perhaps -- but that 'What If' question also makes for a nicely creative thought experiment. It might not get that screenplay written any faster, but pondering Spring Breakers starring Jimmy Dean gets my imagination juiced up and running full-steam. (Seriously, what would that be like?) And again, what you see here is just the tip of the iceberg, so if you want more, definitely see the links below.
- "What if..." Movies reimagined for another time & place -- Peter Stults on Behance
- What If: Movies Re-Imagined... Vol II -- Peter Stults on Behance
- What If: Movies Re-Imagined... Vol III -- Peter Stults on Behance
- Peter Stults Portfolio -- Behance