What If ‘Avatar’ Was a B Movie From the ’70s?

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Artist Sean Hartter creates mashup movie posters that combine modern films with midcentury design tropes. The Matrix goes blaxploitation, Tim Curry plays the Joker, and Tron is a David Cronenberg movie starring James Spader. “This is an exercise in ‘what if’ that has really taken on a life of its own,” Hartter, a Maine-based freelance artist, told Wired. The parallel universe Hartter’s living in must be heaven for movie nerds.

Inception in CinemaScope:

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Marylin Monroe and John Wayne co-star in Kill Bill:

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Angelina Jolie replaces Malcolm McDowell:

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My favorite, The Matrix starring Sidney Poitier and Pam Grier:

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Suggestions: Black Swan as a Hitchkock film with Tippi Hedren; Rex Harrison of My Fair Lady takes Geoffrey Rush’s role in The King’s Speech; David Lynch directs High Noon.