First Bland B&W Poster for Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Revealed
by Alex Billington
August 22, 2012
They don't even have a tagline! Maybe they don't need one? Disney, releasing this DreamWorks film, has unveiled the first (teaser) poster for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, about our 16th President. It's another profile of Daniel Day-Lewis as the one-and-only Abraham Lincoln. Yet we still haven't seen a trailer or any footage - soon, very soon, I imagine (coming next). Honestly, I'm not impressed by this at all. Given we just saw a first look at Lincoln in full color and costume, why a B&W head as the only imagery on an entire poster? Seems like lazy/safe design to me, when this should be more bold. But that's just me. In full below!
Here's the first official poster from Disney debuted in full. We expect to see a lot more from Lincoln soon.
Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which finished shooting last year, stars Daniel Day-Lewis (of My Left Foot, Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood) as our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, and focuses on the last four months of his life, guiding the North to victory during the Civil War. The cast includes Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, John Hawkes, Walton Goggins, Hal Holbrook, Tim Blake Nelson and David Oyelowo. The film has a screenplay by Oscar nominee Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Munich), based on many books about Lincoln's life. Disney, releasing the DreamWorks production, will debut Lincoln in limited theaters starting on November 9th, expanding wide on the 16th.