Check This Out: First Gritty Poster for The Red Riding Trilogy
Calling back memories of the initial teaser poster for the Star Wars Trilogy: Special Edition before its 1997 theatrical run, the first official teaser poster (seen below) for The Red Riding Trilogy (premiered over at NY Mag's Vulture) is a bit more ominous and artistic, but it's clear on the three distinct films: 1974 directed by Julian Jarrold (Brideshead Revisited), 1980 directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire), and 1983 directed by Anand Tucker (Leap Year). Obviously the use of red is a no brainer, but the juxtaposition of blood red with an angelic figure is what makes it really stand out. Will each film will get its own stylized poster, too?
Based on English author David Peace's Red Riding Quartet (published between 1999 and 2002) the trilogy makes up a five hour story chronicling the Yorkshire Ripper killings in England of the 70's and 80's but is a fictionalized account of the investigations in the corresponding years (hence three different films for each of the years). The story and subsequent films have garnered significant attention as its now being remade in the US by Ridley Scott and co. as we reported back in October. Sounds like this could be quite a compelling trilogy of films. IFC Films will be releasing these in limited theaters on February 5th. Watch a trailer here.