Indie Fave 'Kings of Summer' Debuts Two Impressive Artistic Posters
Arriving in limited theaters this week is one of our favorite films from the Sundance Film Festival this year, a coming-of-age comedy called The Kings of Summer, formerly known as Toy's House (watch the trailer here). CBS Films picked up the indie for release at Sundance and starts releasing it in theaters today, with expansions the next few weeks. It's great, a hilarious but heartfelt film. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts hired a few designers to create artistic posters for the film, starring Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso & Moises Arias, and has released two so far. They are Mondo-esque posters worth viewing even if you haven't seen it.
"One of many limited edition posters I had made for The Kings of Summer. Rich Kelly killed it with this..."
Here's the second art poster, very Struzan-esque, made by Adam Schickling. Originally debuted on AICN:
Toy's House is about three teens who decide to ditch their parents and build a house to live in on their own in the nearby forest. Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso and Moises Arias star, with Nick Offerman and Alison Brie. In my review, I called it "a refreshing contemporary coming-of-age drama thanks to director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. It's the perfect film for the YouTube generation, and I mean that in a good way." The comedy is hilarious, the characters are heartfelt, my hope is it goes on to become a hit after Sundance. CBS Films acquired Toy's House at the festival in January, retitled it to The Kings of Summer, and has scheduled it for a summer release in limited theaters starting on May 31st. We hope you are planning to see this one!