First Stylish Poster for Bryan Singer's Valkyrie
We know that United Artists moved up the release of Bryan Singer's WWII film Valkyrie to December this year, but we haven't exactly seen another trailer. The first one showed up last November and it's now nearly a year later we haven't seen anything else. Thankfully the guys at RopeofSilicon have debuted the first poster for the film and it kicks ass. I'm not saying that lightly either, this poster really is quite impressive. I definitely want one of these up on my walls right away. They've obviously chosen to go with a more stylized design than anything that resembles the gritty feeling of the film. This is one of those posters where everyone needs to drop what they're doing and check it out. Hopefully it lives up to all my hype…
Answering Brad's concerns on his site, I really think Valkyrie is trying to play as many audiences as it can. I think United Artists (and Bryan Singer) want a movie that will be big in the Oscar run and a movie that will appeal to the younger audiences and those looking for action heavy entertainment. I think this poster is perfect for floating between those two; no floating heads, no sensational quotes, just attractive design.
At the height of WW2, a group of high-ranking German officers hatched a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, and seize power of the military command in order to end the war. The operation was codenamed "Valkyrie", for the emergency plan that was meant to be used in case of a revolt against the Nazi government. This plan had been modified by the conspirators to ensure their success, but for various reasons the plot failed when finally carried out on July 20th, 1944.
Valkyrie is directed by Bryan Singer, who previously directed The Usual Suspects, X-Men 1 & 2, and Superman Returns. The film's screenplay was written by Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, The Way of the Gun) and Nathan Alexander. Valkyrie arrives in theaters on December 26th this year.