New 'Rosemary's Baby'-Esque 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' Poster
We need to talk… This is a stunning poster, and I'm not even sure if it's real. The Playlist recently revealed that a new poster was out for Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin, the drama starring Tilda Swinton as the mother of a teenage boy that went on a school killing spree who tries to deal with her grief. We didn't feature the French trailer that recently hit the web for it, as we're waiting for an official one, but this poster is a good sign that this film is a lot darker and scarier than most are probably thinking. This design is pretty much lifted straight from the original Rosemary's Baby 1968 poster, but I still really like it.
I saw this film while in Cannes and it's damn good, really intense and dramatic and exquisitely conceived, so it's certainly deserving of a very dark poster like this. I really admire it - and so does Awards Daily. In full:
A suspenseful and psychologically gripping exploration into a parent (Tilda Swinton) dealing with her child doing the unthinkable. The mother of a teenage boy (Ezra Miller) who went on a high school killing spree, tries to cope with her overwhelming grief and the feelings of responsibility for her child's actions.
We Need to Talk About Kevin is the third film by BAFTA nominated Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay, of the features Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar previously. The screenplay was written by Lynne Ramsay & Rory Kinnear, adapted from Lionel Shriver's 2003 novel of the same name. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and Oscilloscope Labs is distributing in the US. We Need to Talk About Kevin is set for a limited awards opening starting December 2nd this holiday season. Stay tuned for an official trailer!