Special WonderCon Collectible Poster for ‘The Darkest Hour’

Posted by at 9:34 pm on March 31, 2011

Wondercon starts this Friday and Summit Entertainment, New Regency & Oni Press will unveil a special collectible poster at the show from the upcoming art book for The Darkest Hour.

Darkest Hour

The new film is about five young people who find themselves stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack.   The 3D action-thriller highlights the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects from the minds of visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED, NIGHT WATCH) and director Chris Gorak.

The film had a production budget of US$40 million, filming with 3D cameras began in Moscow on July 18, 2010. Production used resources from the Russian-based company Bazelevs, owned by Bekmambetov. Filming was temporarily suspended three weeks later due to the 2010 Russian wildfires affecting the city and its vicinity with its smog. By September 2010, filming had resumed, and it was announced that the release date would remain unchanged

Art Book

The full art book is set to debut later this year, with  artistic interpretations of the film’s vision of a world lost to an overwhelming and frightening alien force, featuring work from a diverse roster of comics’ hottest creators.  The global events are captured in epic detail as the last remnants of humanity struggle for survival in a world that is no longer their own.

WonderCon Collectible Poster

The special WonderCon collectible poster (11×17) features an image of destruction at the Taj Mahal, with two soldiers from opposite sides of a centuries-long conflict fighting together as the last men standing against the unseen alien invaders.  The limited edition poster, illustrated by Brian Hurtt and colored by Bill Crabtree, the art team behind Oni Press’ hit comic book THE SIXTH GUN, will be given away at Oni Press’ booth (601) during WonderCon in San Francisco.

Additional Contributing Artists Feature in the Art Book

  • Ben Templesmith – Artist of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT (IDW), cover artist of WASTELAND for Oni Press – one of the premiere horror artists in comics.
  • Brian Churilla – Artist of THE ANCHOR (Boom Studios), THE ENGINEER (Archaia).
  • Tom Fowler – Artist of MYSTERIUS THE UNFATHOMABLE (Wildstorm).
  • Mateus Santolouco – Artist of MONDO URBANO (Oni Press), RAMPAGING WOLVERINE (Marvel), AMERICAN VAMPIRE (DC/Vertigo).
  • Pia Guerra – Artist of Y: THE LAST MAN (DC/Vertigo).
  • Nathan Fox – Artist of INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #500 (Marvel), PIGEONS FROM HELL (Dark Horse), FLUORESCENT BLACK (Heavy Metal).
  • Brian Hurtt – Artist of THE SIXTH GUN (Oni Press), THE DAMNED (Oni Press), GOTHAM CENTRAL (DC).
  • Jeremy Haun – Artist of BERSERKER (Top Cow), DETECTIVE COMICS (DC).
  • Ron Chan – Artist of THE GUILD: CLARA (Dark Horse), STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC (Dark Horse).
  • Nathan Fairbairn – Colorist on Tom Fowler’s artwork. One of the top colorists in the business, currently coloring BATMAN, INC. for DC Comics.
  • Bill Crabtree – Colorist on Brian Churilla, Mateus Santolouco, Pia Guerra, Nathan Fox, Brian Hurtt, Jeremy Haun, and Ron Chan art pieces. Currently coloring THE SIXTH GUN (Oni Press), and colored the first 50 issues of INVINCIBLE (Image Comics).
  • Rick Spears – Writer of THE DARKEST HOUR art book. One of comics’ true original voices, Rick Spears is the critically acclaimed writer of books such as BLACK METAL (Oni Press), TEENAGERS FROM MARS (Gigantic Press), PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND (Image Comics), and DOG BROTHER: IMMORTAL WEAPONS (Marvel).

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