Check Out the First Official Poster for Richard Ayoade's 'Submarine'

January 23, 2011
Source: MTV

Oliver Tate in Submarine

Looks like they're rolling out the first phase of marketing for Richard Ayoade's fantastic indie Submarine, which is also showing at the Sundance Film Festival this week. MTV (via The Playlist) just debuted the first official poster for the film, starring Craig Roberts as the kooky 15-year-old Oliver Tate, seen on the poster. I've already preached my praise for this film in my glowing 9.5/10 review from Toronto, but I'm not the only one who loved it. /Film's David Chen saw it at Sundance, saying: "The quirk of Juno, the whimsy of Gondry, the light-heartedness of Wes Anderson, the melancholy of 500 Days of Summer. I loved it!" In full below!

Richard Ayoade's Submarine Poster

I think this is a beautifully designed minimalistic poster, but I honestly don't know if it's going to do a great job of selling the film to those that don't know about it. We've used that exact photo of Oliver Tate over and over, but it doesn't exactly capture the tone/story as well as it could. Maybe we'll see another poster before release. The Weinstein Company bought the film in Toronto but hasn't set an exact release date for the US yet. Submarine is based on Joe Dunthorne's novel and also stars Yasmin Paige, Paddy Considine and Sally Hawkins. We haven't seen a trailer for this yet either but we'll definitely let you know once they release one.

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i'm definitely going to see this. i like the sound of the story and it's gotten nothing but good buzz.

Anonymous on Jan 23, 2011


Now that's a gorgeous poster.

George Caltsoudas on Jan 23, 2011


"The quirk of Juno, the whimsy of Gondry, the light-heartedness of Wes Anderson, the melancholy of 500 Days of Summer. I loved it!" I reckon this film will quirk the hell out of us with its cookieness with that description. I like the poster, that's a bold move using Avant Garde as a typeface, people might not even know it's a movie poster unless it's set in Trajan.

Crapola on Jan 23, 2011


That's not Avant Garde, it's Futura. Plus using Avant Garde wouldn't be a bold move as many movie posters have been using it lately. Movie posters stopped displaying Trajan two years ago. Gotham is the new Trajan.

George Caltsoudas on Jan 23, 2011


Ooops, Sorry George, that's me not getting my type geek on for a while.

Crapola on Jan 24, 2011


Really excited to see how Richard Ayoade fares behind the camera with this one. Premise sounds really great. He is just comic gold on The IT Crowd so I am very interested to see him handle a different genre and feature length too!

Anonymous on Jan 24, 2011


doesnt look bad

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


doesnt look bad

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


doesnt look bad

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018


doesnt look bad

A5J4DX on Nov 13, 2018

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