Jim Sturgess and Clémence Poésy Star in Heartless
Was is it with tacky teaser posters today?! First we had Witchblade this morning and now we've got Heartless. This looks like a sad, emo combination of Witchblade and Twilight, but with Jim Sturgess instead of Kristen Stewart. Actually, Heartless is a thriller about a young man who is tricked into a deal with the devil to become handsome, but then discovers there's a price he must pay for his good looks: he has to become a killer. It's up to him to then fight for his soul. Starring alongside of Sturgess is Fleur Delacour aka the gorgeous French actress Clémence Poésy in real life. In addition to the announcement that this is shooting soon, the first teaser poster has been delivered.
Courtesy of Cinematical we've got your first look below. Shooting starts in early June in the UK.
Apparently the visual effects company Framestore CFC, who wrongfully stole the Oscar for visual effects from Transformers earlier this year, have been hired to do the visual effects for the mythical creatures that appear in Heartless. Given this is an original script by Philip Ridley, no one has any idea who or what these creatures will be, besides obviously the devil himself.
Heartless is both written and directed by Philip Ridley, of The Reflecting Skin and The Passion of Darkly Noon previously. Noel Clarke, Timothy Spall, Eddie Marsan, Joseph Mawle and up-and-coming UK actors Luke Treadaway and Jon Macmillan also star alongside of Sturgess and Poésy. There is no US distributor attached to this yet nor an official release date.
Is Jim Sturgess good enough of an actor to draw the attention of moviegoers?
Wow. That's a worthless poster, a horrible sounding plot, and a lousy tagline. The only thing missing is the PG-13 stamp of approval.
kevjohn on May 27, 2008
Is Jim Sturgess good enough of an actor to draw the attention of moviegoers? Um, no. Not unless the producers and marketers can convince the movie-going public that it's actually Tobey Maguire in the poster. Even then it's a chicken shoot.
William Mize on May 27, 2008
I think they forgot to put Mike Meyers in that poster... THAT SUCKS!!!
therblig on May 27, 2008
Philip Ridley's writing is awesome! He's had a lot of great, dark plays. This should be great if they do it right.
Theresa on May 27, 2008
Pickle on May 27, 2008
Poster is lame though the plot kinda draws me in a little, ill have to wait to see more of the movie in till i make my final thoughts of the movie.
Curtis on May 27, 2008
I hate the poster but the plot sounds alright though it has been told about 1000 times in scary stories.
Ryan on May 27, 2008
It's been told a thousand times because it's the classic story of Faust.... Noel Clarke and Timothy Spall involved too, could be interesting. I did see one of Ridleys plays in London recently and it was definitely well written.
Charlotte Gray on May 28, 2008
This looks awesome. No way Philip Ridley would write a plan crappy horror flick - trust me guys if Ridley is involved and if Spall and Noel Clarke are on board there is much more to this... I reckon this is going to be the new donnie darko
Raymond Morgan on May 28, 2008
Well, I'm definitely going to see this movie. It sounds entertaining and I'm excited that Jim Sturgess is in it.
Brittany on Jun 16, 2008
I'll put my money on Sturgess anytime! He's fussy about the roles he takes and I trust his judgement, so I can't wait to see it.
karen on Jun 27, 2008
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