Gorgeous New Official Poster for Gareth Edwards' Monsters!
By now you should know that I'm a huge supporter of the fantastic indie sci-fi film Monsters, written and directed by Gareth Edwards, starring the beautiful Whitney Able and talented Scoot McNairy. We already debuted a teaser trailer a few weeks ago, but to continue building some strong buzz, Magnet Releasing has unveiled this incredibly gorgeous official US poster for the film over on IMDB today. I love the imagery and the composition, nothing too crazy, just a sleek, very nicely put together poster. Plus I love the photograph theme (look on the left side) and the tagline. Great job on the design! Now I want one of these for my wall.
Monsters is written, produced and directed by Gareth Edwards, a big up-and-coming filmmaker who shot this on a shoestring budget in Mexico and did all of the visual effects on his own computer. The movie stars Scoot McNairy, who I've actually seen in commercials recently, and Whitney Able. Here's the basic concept: "Six years after Earth has suffered an alien invasion, a cynical journalist agrees to escort a shaken American tourist through an infected zone in Mexico to the safety of the US border." It's a totally amazing film that I loved and will be pushing as much as I can through October. Visit the official website: monstersfilm.com.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
Wow nice poster...for a budget feature, they put some heart and thought into this. Very cool!
Linkfx on Aug 10, 2010
pulp fiction212 on Aug 10, 2010
Actually I take it back on further inspection there is way too much type goin on here...and I wouldve brought a bit more highlights on the edge lighting of the actors faces. And I like the idea of the release date having a faux developed photo quality, but it's out of place with the rest of the composition. It's like they wanted to do too many things here, that on their own are successful, but brought together are a muddle of too many disparate graphic ideas. I would have made the sign bigger and more focal, just hinted at the background destruction barely, and brought things closer together. Eliminated the bottom tagline and done some destruction tithe poster too make it look like a beat up photo, which would help the release date's existence make sense.
Linkfx on Aug 10, 2010
The title font is really cool. Stoked for this one! Octopus on stilts?
Paul on Aug 10, 2010
looking forward to this one.
deadpool72 on Aug 10, 2010
i'm not really into posters - but this one is excellent. - i'm very excited for this movie.
beavis on Aug 10, 2010
Looks really decent, here's some links to the 2 people named at the bottom of the poster. - Neil Kellerhouse: http://www.kellerhouse.com Erik Buckham: Did a lot of work at http://www.mojohouse.com/ - Pretty interesting both of the sites for the posters they have done. I don't think they get much 'floating head' work that is all the rage these days. I'm well into this Gomorrah poster by Kellerhouse: http://www.kellerhouse.com/media/04.461.jpg I know it's probably a hassle Alex, but it would be good if you credited the designers as a lot of the time their work goes uncredited, possibly why you can't link to them. - Also here's a little interview with about another lettering designer from MOJO: http://www.lettercult.com/archives/387
Crapola on Aug 10, 2010
Gomorrah's poster is awesome. Mojo does great stuff.
LINKFX on Aug 10, 2010
Shouldnt a warning sign in Mexico be also written in Spanish?
mandarin on Aug 10, 2010
saw this movie at the Melbourne Film Festival - it's fucking amazing. Definitely not cloverfield, definitely not an action film but its awesome.
Ed on Aug 10, 2010
"It's Our Turn To Adapt.." That's a disturbing idea, people
Gary the Bruce on Aug 11, 2010
More disturbing is the lack of originality as the whole concept smells like District 9. Change South Africa for Mexico and there you go.
Jones on Aug 12, 2010
this and "Skyline" may turn out better than all the high $$$ crap we've been getting...cant wait to see them both....
blasphemer on Aug 12, 2010
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