First Poster for Samuel Jackson's Lakeview Terrace

July 27, 2008
Source: Cinematical

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.

Lakeview Terrace

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.

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  • Spider
    Cool poster! Sam Jackson rocks, yes! I am, however, getting a little burned out on this guy! He seems to be in every flick than Morgan Freeman is not in!
  • Chris
    Could almost be a poster for "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - The Movie". Though the tagline would have to be changed to something like "Welcome home, Carl...".
  • Conrad
    This movie looks like total shit. I saw this trailer again for "X-Files" and even on the big screen this looks like an absolute waste of time... No thanks
  • Poster sucks. It says nothing about the movie at all. It should have foreshadowed some menace.
  • Goudos
    Neil Labute = Wickerman and Nurse Betty were duds, but maybe... David Loughery= Pro: Dreamscape Con: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier , Flashback, Passanger 57, The Three Musketeers, Money Train, Tom and Huck...okay this guy sucks Howard Korder= awww...three bio-pics (The Passion of Ayn Rand, Stealing Sinatra, and My Little Assassin), three other small TV projects...none of which I have even heard of. I would guess, looking at his credits on IMDB, Korder is mainly a script doctor. I would not be surprised that he was called in to fix Loughery's script. I'll pass. Two of the three here are proven risk and the third mastermind is relatively unknown. Samuel L. Jackson has been over exposed and wearing thin. Patrick Wilson is up and coming and may have given the movie a little needed indie cred, but the poster seems to have forgotten him.
  • Coolness
    Samuel Jackson is great
  • Pickle
    To be nit picky about the writers, directors, or actors involved is a bit superficial! I mean, how the heck do we expect these craftsmen to ever develop a resume! Everyone must start somewhere on their way to greatness. All in all I feel as though I've seen this film before. This will make a perfect dollar movie outing, though.
  • Rambow
    Hmmmm?? When do we see Sly Stallone in the big screen again! It's always Samuel Jackson or Will Smith or Will Ferrell. 😀
  • LeeMan
    i saw this trailer in the special features of 21 and i liked it, but if it comes out in september, don't expect a blockbuster. it kinda reminds me of an adult disturbia. i wonder why jackson stopped making quality films and started making "gimme my paycheck" movies
  • Spider
    This flick reminds me of the Kurt Russell/Ray Liotta flick, "Unlawful Entry"(1992)!!




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