Gorgeous Unused Painted Poster for Inglourious Basterds
Every time we come across an illustrated or painted poster for a movie these days, it's like coming across a priceless gem that we just have to stop and admire. Thankfully, a few of these posters have actually been used in their respective marketing campaigns - Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Hellboy II, both drawn by Drew Struzan. Thanks to PosterWire today, we have a rare glimpse at a poster made by illustrator James Goodridge for Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds that was never used. It's a sad story but at least it has a happy ending, as Goodridge has allowed everyone to check out the poster in all of its beauty (below).
This poster truly is a work of art and I'd even be willing to pay good money for a full-size printed version of it to frame. PosterWire also has an interview with James Goodridge, who tells a somewhat depressing story about making this and finishing it even though they never ended up using it. "Bottom line: This was the one project this year I thought I’d never get the opportunity to work on after seeing the early teasers so I was really excited to work on it. Yes, I wish the image had been used but I’ve been working in this arena long enough to know that, until it’s printed, nothing is certain." At least we got to see it, as it truly is glorious!