Two New Impressive Posters: Role Models and Splinter
Two new posters have popped up today, and while I usually don't feature posters for random films like these, today I thought it was quite worth it. The first one is for Role Models, the comedy we just ran a red band trailer for earlier today. It's a remarkably impressive poster that does a great job of selling everything that the movie has to offer. The second poster, for a horror flick called Splinter, is just merely well-designed considering it's tough to show imagery from horror movies when obviously that's the selling point. Check out both of them and below and sound off with your thoughts as well. Feedback on designs like this and thoughts on these films helps everyone gain a better understanding of cinema.
This first poster for Role Models explains everything you need to know about the comedy. It's full of every catchphrase imaginable and even snarky little candid shots of the supporting cast. I actually think they arranged this well and it's a definite improvement over the typical floating head designs we typically see. They even play off of the "worst idea ever" phrase that has become quite popular via the internet. It's at least vastly better than the lazy ass Zack and Miri Make a Porno poster that was recently put out.
Role Models is both co-written and directed by actor and filmmaker David Wain, of Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten, and "Wainy Days" previously. The script was co-written by Wain, Timothy Dowling (George Lucas in Love), Ken Marino (Diggers, The Ten) and actor Paul Rudd. Universal is releasing Role Models in theaters on November 14th this year. Hope to see you there!
This second poster for Splinter comes courtesy of STYD. Considering this is probably the first time anyone has ever heard of this movie, we'll go over the plot and details first. Splinter is a creature feature about three random people who end up trapped inside of an isolated gas station by a veracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts. From the poster, my guess is that it turns these people into walking zombie-like things that protrude spikes and more. Hell, I'm already interested based on that description and this poster - no need for a trailer! Check out the website splinterfilm.com as well.
Poster removed at the request of Magnet Releasing.
Splinter is directed by long-time visual effects maestro Toby Wilkins, who directed Kidney Thieves and episodes from "Devil's Trade" previously and is directing the upcoming Grudge 3. The screenplay was co-written by Kai Barry, Ian Shorr, and Toby Wilkins. Splinter is being released in the US by indie company Magnet Releasing and will hit theaters on October 31st. We'll let you know when we get the first trailer for the film as well, which should be interesting. Stay tuned!
I really like the Role Models poster it really stands out and catches your attention, and its just not your typical floating heads poster that were seeing so much now a days. The Splinter poster is just meh its to dark and doesn't catch my attention to simple for me but thats just my two cents.
Curtis on Sep 16, 2008
the cast for splinter looks good. i hope the movie will be good as well. love the poster.
Darrin on Sep 17, 2008
Is Role Models intended to be some sort of quasi-sequel to Big Daddy? No? Oh, then they're just completely phoning it in then? Oh, I see.
kevjohn on Sep 17, 2008
Hahaha, the return of McLovin (in Role Models) 🙂
avoidz on Sep 17, 2008
Figured I'd post this on all the Role Models pages I've posted negative comments on before.... Hi again, everybody! 🙂 I had to search for this post because I had to come back and say I was 100% wrong and I feel like an idiot. My meetup.com movie group scheduled a screening of this and I must admit this movie was fucking hysterical!! It gets a bit sappy in parts, but overall it was about as funny as anything I saw in all of 2008. Go check it out at the second-run theaters, rent it, or buy the DVD. Meanwhile, I'm going to start recalibrating my Trailer Judgment Scale, because I was WAY off with this one. (no, I don't think people are following my every word or anything. But if I helped influence a single person to not see this I'd like to try to repent for that sin.)
kevjohn on Jan 6, 2009
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