Some new posters for a couple of anticipated fall releases have landed online. Briefly:
- Oldboy – The new poster for Spike Lee’s reimagining boasts a stoic Josh Brolin and some dodgy photoshop. The famous hammer from Park Chan-wook’s original film makes an appearance, but it’s not exactly grafted onto the poster with grace. Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, and Samuel L. Jackson also star. The film opens on November 27th.
- Blue Is the Warmest Color – The US poster for director Abdellatif Kechiche’s epically intimate Palm D’Or-winning drama may immediately bring to mind the film’s NC-17 rating, but this beautiful and heartbreaking relationship drama is so much more than lesbian sex scenes. Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux turn in a pair of phenomenal performances in one of the best films of the year. Read Matt’s review from TIFF here. The pic opens stateside on October 25th.
Hit the jump to check out the new posters.
Via The Film Stage.
Here’s the official synopsis for Oldboy:
OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
Via The Film Stage.
Here’s the official synopsis for Blue Is the Warmest Color:
Acclaimed French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest, based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, was the sensation of this year’s Cannes Film Festival even before it was awarded the Palme d’Or. Adèle Exarchopoulos is a young woman whose longings and ecstasies and losses are charted across a span of several years. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) is the older woman who excites her desire and becomes the love of her life. Kechiche’s movie is, like the films of John Cassavetes, an epic of emotional transformation that pulses with gestures, embraces, furtive exchanges, and arias of joy and devastation. It is a profoundly moving hymn to both love and life.