Two Hilarious New Observe and Report Posters Hit Hard
by Alex Billington
March 18, 2009
Warner Brothers' edgy new comedy Observe and Report, starring Seth Rogen, just debuted a few days ago at SXSW in Austin. In preperation for its upcoming release in early April, WB has started an extensive nationwide marketing push, focusing on Rogen as a hero "the world needs right now." These two new posters have popped up and can be seen in bus shelter displays nationwide. They're not much of a change from the original poster, but because they work together as a pair and, as you'll see, tell a bit of a funny story, I just had to post them. And if you're looking for some early buzz on this, head over to SlashFilm.
Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth Rogen) is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective (Ray Liotta) is recruited to close the case.
Observe and Report is both written and directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Jody Hill, of only The Foot Fist Way previously. This was shot entirely on location at the Winrock Mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Warner Brothers will debut Observe and Report in theaters everywhere on April 10th this spring.