First Poster for Samuel Jackson's Lakeview Terrace
Don't ask me why this first poster for Lakeview Terrace thrilled me, but it did. Perhaps it's this ingrained affection I have for Samuel Jackson, given the many, many roles the guy has played over the years and the many more to come (115 credits on IMDB so far, actually). Or that Patrick Wilson is pretty damn cool, himself, and set to play Nite Owl in the Watchmen. The two are set to go at it in Terrace with Jackson playing a line-skirting cop and intrusive neighbor and Wilson the guy next door who's had enough (watch the trailer). Even though the plot is pretty straight-forward, I think these two guys can pull in the crowds. Thanks to Cinematical, you can check out the official poster below.
Playing against Jackson and Wilson (more than they do themselves in the film) is director Neil Labute, responsible for such duds as Wickerman and Nurse Betty. His previous work has a polished, big-movie quality to a degree, but the stories have often lacked. With Wilson and Jackson playing opposites on many levels (e.g. cop/citizen, black/white, young/old, etc), the plot seems solid enough; not to mention the suburban, privacy and racial undertones. In other words, hopefully not even Labute can mess it up. While I certainly don't expect anything ground-breaking, Lakeview Terrace does like a good time at the movies. You've seen the trailer and now the poster, so what do you think?
Lakeview Terrace is directed by Neil LaBute, of In the Company of Men, Nurse Betty, The Shape of Things, and 2006's The Wicker Man previously. The script was written by David Loughery (Dreamscape, Star Trek V, The Three Musketeers, Money Train) and Howard Korder (Stealing Sinatra). Lakeview Terrace currently arrives in theaters on September 19th.