Check This Out: Simplistic New Poster for 'The Tourist' Debuts
by Alex Billington
October 1, 2010
It all started when he met a woman. Sony Pictures / Columbia Pictures has debuted the official poster for their upcoming holiday dramatic thriller The Tourist starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, seen together on the poster. We already saw the trailer for this a few weeks ago and it was only recently added to the release calendar in December later this year, so Sony has a lot to do to build up the marketing in only a few months. This poster is rather simple, with nothing but the two recognizable faces of Depp & Jolie mixed together and that's it. There's not much to say about this, but I thought a few of you would enjoy seeing it.
An action thriller that revolves around Frank Taylor (Johnny Depp), an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise (Angelina Jolie) is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.
The Tourist is directed by acclaimed German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, of only the Oscar winning film The Lives of Others previously. The screenplay was written by Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Vanity Fair, Young Victoria), Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) and Jeffrey Nachmanoff (The Day After Tomorrow, Traitor). This is a total remake of the 2005 French film Anthony Zimmer. Sony Pictures is bringing The Tourist to theaters everywhere on December 10th later this year. Look good?
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
Why did write her name"Angie" first.
james on Oct 1, 2010
Why do write her name"Angie' first.
james on Oct 1, 2010
I never would have guessed that was Johnny Depp.
Craig on Oct 1, 2010
Wow. Talk about airbrush. I like the poster though for it being one of those "just market it with star power ones." The plot is a bit hard to cover with one image.
Ryan on Oct 1, 2010
simple, yet effective
leinergroove on Oct 1, 2010
I really hate shit like this. Come on guys, don't accept this kind of dreck, that's just what the idiotic studio execs want you to do...there is no creativity at all here...sure the plot is hard to summarize in one image on a poster...that's why they pay big time designers the big bucks to make smart posters. They could have gone with something more classic, with some real graphic design, witty integration of type...sure this movie has two huge stars in it, that in and of itself will bring people to the theater. They could have gone with something a lot more daring than this lazy excuse for a poster...
LINKFX on Oct 1, 2010
lots of airbrushing in this poster
crabby on Oct 1, 2010
Sorry, not effective at all. This has to be one of the most boring posters I've ever seen. Not bad, but boring. I'm kind of losing interest in the movie as more and more comes out about it.
Alex G on Oct 1, 2010
who want to answer my question?
james on Oct 2, 2010
I don't care about the poster, though I think it's good. I can't wait for the movie. I have a feeling it is going to be a very good one.
Ron on Oct 2, 2010
It's not a bad poster... A far better composition that most 'floating faces' posters. It is framed as if it was a shot from the film. Quite classy, IMO, compared to most posters these days.
Lars on Oct 2, 2010
Man. I hate Angelina Jolie. I know that's absurd, but damn I really do.
Cracky on Oct 2, 2010
why do they have to place Jolie in front of JD?
joe on Oct 2, 2010
ihate angeline jolie
ms.rose on Oct 4, 2010
why did they write her name the first? does she leading role?that's crazy?what do they?
jack on Oct 10, 2010
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