Check This Out: Anthony Hopkins Burning Up 'The Rite' Poster
by Alex Billington
November 15, 2010
"You can only defeat it when you believe." Warner Bros has debuted a rather impressive poster for Mikael Hafstrom's The Rite starring Anthony Hopkins as an exorcism expert. We've already seen the trailer, so we know what to expect with this intense exorcist thriller. I really admire the design of this poster, it's bold and original, and it really stands out. Plus, the inverse imagery with the cross is just brilliant. The Rite also stars Colin O’Donoghue as skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak as well as Alice Braga, Ciarán Hinds, Rutger Hauer and Toby Jones. Check out the full-size poster below and watch the trailer if you haven't yet.
Inspired by true events, follows a skeptical seminary student Michael (Colin O'Donoghue) who reluctantly attends an exorcism school at the Vatican. While there, he meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas, who introduces him to a darker side of his faith. Also with Ciarán Hinds, Alice Braga, Rutger Hauer, Toby Jones.
The Rite is directed by veteran Swedish filmmaker Mikael Hafstrom, of Evil, Drowning Ghost, Derailed and 1408 previously. The script was written by Michael Petroni, of Queen of the Damned, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and Possession previously. Warner Bros will be bringing The Rite to theaters January 28th.
Anybody else sick of exorcism movies? Granted this movie has a great cast but still.......
Alex T. on Nov 15, 2010
@Alex I am.
Xerxex on Nov 15, 2010
me too...I hate how they say "based on a true story" when what they really mean is "based on misconstrued hearsay"
peloquin on Nov 16, 2010
No - based on a fine and informative but not sensationalized book of reportage by Matt Baglio, "The Rite". Too bad the director and screen writer did not follow the book. However the scenery - the Vaticabn and Rome may make the film worth watching.
Jamie Shafer on Dec 3, 2010
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