Alternate Reality Posters For Sci-Fi Movies That Never Were

Hollywood history is full of could’a beens, alternate versions of movies that never quite came about. If there are indeed an infinite number of divergent realities out there, then somewhere the Indiana Jones movies starred Tom Selleck, O.J. Simpson played the Terminator, and Eric Stoltz stayed on to play Marty McFly through all three Back to the Future movies. Those could’a beens are grist for the mill when it comes to artist Sean Hartter, who has created a ridiculous collection of “alternate universe movie posters,” all done in vintage style. For instance, in the world inside Hartter’s head, David Carradine, Jack Nicholson, and Vincent Price starred in a version of Blade Runner produced by schlockmeister Roger Corman.

While the idea of mashing up fake movie posters is hardly unique to Hartter’s work, I love the sheer batshit insanity of his choices. He’s not limiting himself by the reality of who was alive and/or working when, instead throwing talent from different eras together and serving up insane brilliance such as a blaxploitation version of The Matrix starring Sidney Poitier, Pam Grier, Bruce Lee, and Peter Sellers…

…Nicolas Winding Refn’s A Clockwork Orange, starring Angelina Jolie in the Malcolm McDowell role…

…Akira Kurosawa’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

…and David Cronenberg’s Tron.

These are just a few of our favorites. You can peruse Hartter’s full collection of alternate universe posters over at his site. It even includes a few non-movie gems such as this…