The Story is the Real Star on First Poster for 'Safety Not Guaranteed'
by Ethan Anderton
April 11, 2012
Quirky independent or romantic comedies are hard to sell without a trailer. The posters for those kinds of films are always so bland, usually with a few people smiling, but not looking directly at each other, and just sitting there. Thanfkully, that's not what we get with the first poster for Safety Not Guaranteed, the Sundance favorite from earlier this year which Alex and myself both loved, and for which we were quoted for in the film's first trailer. Rather than using its stars faces or any scene from the film, it uses the classified ad that inspired the story to draw audiences in. It's simple but effective and I just love it. See the poster below!
Safety Not Guaranteed, written by Derek Connolly (who won the Sundance Screenwriting Award as well) and directed by Colin Trevorrow, is about the classified ad placed in a paper looking for someone to "travel back in time with." Mark Duplass stars as the strange supposed time traveler and Aubrey Plaza as his skeptical companion. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, where it received rave reviews from myself, Alex and many others. FilmDistrict picked it up for distribution, and now has Safety Not Guaranteed slated to hit limited theaters starting on June 8th, 2012 this summer. Excited to see it?