Artist Chuck Anderson has posted to his site several images for possible Jumper posters that he made on commission from Concept Arts. In the end Concept went with something different, but it’s still enlightening to look at these other possibilities.
I’m stricken by how much these diverge from the concept they ultimately used. All these images focus on the jumping itself, showing the characters in an empty space in the middle of the teleportation, which is represented by all kinds of bright lights. On the other hand the actual posters focused much more on the possibilities that the teleportation offered by showing different parts of the world where the character could be in an instant. The tagline “Anywhere is Possible” also matched that focus.
I think these images offer very cool visuals, more so than the final poster, but I understand the change in approach. Although the actual jump is interesting, in the end the ability of being anywhere you want is just more fascinating.
Also I think that the image below might have posed some problems due to the character’s pose and due to the accumulation of light around, hmmm, the crotch area. That might have proven to be distracting, especially since teenage boys were a target audience for the film.