Check This Out: Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go Final Poster
by Alex Billington
July 27, 2010
I'll usually love anything Fox Searchlight puts out and that's certainly the case here. Mark Romanek himself (via HeyUGuys) debuted this new official poster for Never Let Me Go, the upcoming indie drama starring Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man!), Keira Knightley and the always lovely Carey Mulligan. So get this, although you've all probably seen the trailer, did you know this is actually a sci-fi film? Yea, they don't want to reveal much, but there's a twist to it and it may throw a few of you off if you're just hoping for a period romance. Additionally, it was just announced today that this will be playing at the Toronto Film Festival, so congrats!
As children, Ruth, Kathy & Tommy, spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic boarding school. As they grow into adults, they find they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other.
Never Let Me Go is directed by Chicago-born filmmaker Mark Romanek, of only One Hour Photo previously, but he's also directed numerous music videos. The script was written by British writer Alex Garland, who is Danny Boyle's writer, known for The Beach, 28 Days Later and Sunshine. This is based on Kazuo Ishiguro's novel of the same name. Fox Searchlight is bringing Never Let Me Go to theaters starting September 15th.
graffiti bandit on Jul 27, 2010
looks fine for me..
Sakyo on Jul 27, 2010
Maybe I'm just getting a vibe from this... But it really doesn't look special. "Best novel of the Decade"?
Cracky on Jul 27, 2010
So yeah, thanks for telling us there's a twist, now all I'll do when watching the film is try to work out what it is instead of being surprised by it. Ah well.
Ravster on Jul 27, 2010
@3: That's what TIME magazine called it. It's the only book from this decade that made it to their 100 best novels from the past century and it's quite good. @4 & 5: It's not really a twist. There's no moment of revelation, it's just constantly alluded throughout and only acts as a backdrop to the drama. You can probably guess what it is right from the start. I thought the trailer was stunning.
svicideking on Jul 27, 2010
#6 is correct. The importance of the so-called 'twist' is in the characters' predicament regarding it. And if the film is like the book, it'll leave you stunned for days. 'Haunting' is overused these days, but never more apt here.
sleepykid on Jul 27, 2010
Cant' wait to finish the book, can't wait to watch the movie!
Day on Jul 27, 2010
i read the book years ago,it was all and ok,a bit mundane,and the twist came,and then things got confusing and I lost interest.These 3 young actors make one helluva talented cast though,so lets see what they can do with the material.
twispious on Jul 27, 2010
I just want to see what Spiderman can do!
Shannon on Jul 28, 2010
I'm sad that Andrew Garfield is Spider-man. Tommy is a meaty role and Spider-man might affect his chances of being recognized in the awards season.
Paulo on Jul 29, 2010
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