Official Poster for Rod Lurie's 'Straw Dogs' Replicates Original Design
Everyone has a breaking point. Considered one of the greatest, classic poster designs ever is the broken-glasses-face of Dustin Hoffman on the 1971 Straw Dogs poster (see below). Coming up this fall is a remake of the film from director Rod Lurie, who recently took to his own twitter (@RodLurie) to reveal the official poster, which is essentially an updated version of that classic poster, but with James Marsden's face instead. Sadly, it's not as good either; that red tagline needs to be removed, no matter how good it may be, and so does that ugly face over the glasses. At least they tried. Check out both posters for comparison below.
Here's the newest Straw Dogs poster straight from Rod Lurie. Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård, James Woods also star. Check out the teaser trailer here and stay tuned, as we still have more trailers to watch.
For comparison, here's the original poster artwork for Straw Dogs from 1971, starring Dustin Hoffman. It's a very similar design, but I prefer the simplicity and boldness of just using Hoffman's face alone framed.
Directly above is the original poster for Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs, in high res thanks to IMPAwards.
L.A. screenwriter David Sumner (Marsden) relocates with his wife to her hometown in the deep South. While tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with the locals becomes a big threat to them both.
Straw Dogs is both written and directed by Israeli filmmaker Rod Lurie, of The Contender, The Last Castle, The Nazi, Resurrecting the Champ and Nothing But the Truth. This is a remake of David Zelag Goodman & Sam Peckinpah's 1971 film, based on Gordon Williams' novel "The Siege of Trencher's Farm". Screen Gems is finally bringing Straw Dogs to theaters starting on September 16th this fall. Anyone interested in this?