Check This Out: The Taking of Pelham 123 Poster Debut
by Alex Billington
February 10, 2009
That sleek Last House on the Left poster wasn't the only new poster we'll to see today. Sony has debuted the poster for their upcoming summer movie The Taking of Pelham 123 over on JoBlo. The good thing is that a debut like this usually means that we'll also get a trailer, so expect that to hit by the end of the week. In the meantime, check out this new poster, because I think it's a pretty good design. I also like that it sets up a gritty tone. Plus, if you didn't catch this, in the original, the bad guys are referred to by colors and the leader is blue. In this remake, John Travolta is playing the blue character, hence why he has a blue tint.
The Taking of Pelham 123 is directed by Tony Scott, of numerous action classics, including Top Gun, The Last Boy Scout, Crimson Tide, Enemy of the State, Spy Game, and Deja Vu most recently. The screenplay was written by Oscar winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland, of L.A. Confidential, Conspiracy Theory, Payback, Mystic River, and Man on Fire previously. While John Godey's novel is credited as the inspiration, this is also a remake of the 1974 film of the same name that starred Walter Matthau. Sony Pictures is bringing The Taking of Pelham 123 to theaters on June 12th this summer.
took me a mo to realise who they were. 😛
dom on Feb 10, 2009
Travolta especially...he so unrecognisable
Mart on Feb 10, 2009
This poster looks better than anything Travolta has done in years. Hopefully being with Denzel and Tony Scott will bring back the Travolta we love. The one that doesn't pick garbage roles.
Fuelbot on Feb 10, 2009
Denzel and Travolta together? O_O I like. sounds promising.
dave13 on Feb 10, 2009
Looks Badass.Can't wait for the trailer.
Fisherr on Feb 10, 2009
I'm not crazy about the poster. It offers up nothing about the story; just a couple of big "star shots." Looks like a DVD cover to me. Whenever the studios decide to sell a movie on star presence alone (like 88 Minutes ) you know that you are in trouble.
Eric on Feb 10, 2009
I really want to see it. soon!
powersupplements on Feb 10, 2009
I'm worried that it will not be nearly as good as the original, but heres hoping
Movieraider321 on Feb 10, 2009
too generic, but i do like most of Scott's films, so i'll give it a chance.
Al on Feb 10, 2009
very generic thriller poster... being an art director myself, i felt it was way too generic, considering the team involved and the topic.... considering the original poster was a classic in terms of drama, and the story tease.... http://www.popcritics.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/taking_of_pelham_one_two_three.jpg this could have been better......
evilnik on Feb 10, 2009
I think the poster is very good with its gritty color design. Bad ass.
Ryan on Feb 11, 2009
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