Anton Corbijn's The American Gets a Fantastic Vintage Poster
This looks fantastic. Focus Features has unveiled via Apple the official poster for Anton Corbijn's new film The American starring George Clooney as a hitman who is hiding out in Italy on his last assignment. We already saw the trailer back in May but this new poster is a true delight to discover today. It has a vintage, classic kind of feel to it, like this is a hitman movie straight from the 70's. I love the little Shawkshank-like pose hidden in the title as well. It's a great poster for a film that I am very much looking forward to seeing this fall. We'll keep you updated on The American leading up to its release this September. Check this out!
The American is directed by Dutch visual artist and filmmaker Anton Corbijn, whose only other feature film was Control from 2007, but he's directed numerous music videos as well. The script was written by Rowan Joffe (of Last Resort and 28 Weeks Later) and is based on Martin Booth's novel A Very Private Gentleman. This was shot independently by Corbijn both in Italy and Sweden last year and is being distributed by Focus Features in the US. The American will arrive in theaters starting on Wednesday, September 1st, this fall.