Check Out This Cool Hand-Drawn Poster for Crime Thriller 'The Mule'
While most of us have never heard of this film yet, I have a feeling by the end of the year we'll all be talking about it. Premiering at SXSW this weekend is a film titled The Mule, co-written by Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell (you may known them as Specs & Tucker from Insidious), co-directed by Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony. The story is about a drug "mule" taken into custody in 1983 by Australian Federal Police, who refuses to "defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence...literally." That whole concept may not make sense until you get a glimpse at this poster, then you can start to put the pieces together, then you can think "holy shit" this might be crazy. Hugo Weaving stars, but there are no actors on here yet. Take a look.
Here's the first festival teaser poster for Angus Sampson & Tony Mahony's The Mule, debuted via Twitch.
Here's the full description from SXSW: It's 1983. A naive man with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach is detained by Australian Federal Police. Alone and afraid, ‘the Mule’ makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence...literally. And by doing so becomes a 'human time-bomb'; dragging cops, criminals and concerned family into his impossible escapade. Inspired by true events, The Mule is co-directed by Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony, with a darkly comic screenplay by Sampson, Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious), and Jaime Browne. The film stars Hugo Weaving alongside Sampson and Whannell with an ensemble cast including Ewen Leslie, Geoff Morrell, Georgina Haig, Noni Hazlehurst and John Noble. The Mule premieres this March at SXSW 2014 and is still seeking a US distributor. Curious?