Check This Out: Sleek New Poster for Johnny Depp's 'The Rum Diary'

September 23, 2011
Source: Apple

The Rum Diary Poster

Absolutely nothing in moderation. We've seen a few new posters debuting recently for Bruce Robinson's The Rum Diary, a new Hunter S. Thompson adaptation starring Johnny Depp, but none of them have been that good yet - until this one. The last one just featured Depp's face and nothing else, in this new poster (via Apple), we get a good look at the mayhem he wakes up to one morning in Puerto Rico. Its definitely got a bit of a Hangover tinge, but I really like it, I love the oddity of everything, from the fish to the gun to the bowling pins. Yea, this is going to be a fun time - watch the trailer. See it below and click to download in HD.

The Rum Diary Poster

Based on Hunter S. Thompson's novel, The Rum Diary, directed by Bruce Robinson (Withnail & I), follows Depp as Paul Kemp, a divorced alcoholic and struggling novelist who decides to "kick around" in San Juan until his ship comes in, working as a journalist for a newspaper that's on its last legs, drinking "gallons of rum" and experimenting with LSD. With his new friend Bob Sala by his side, Kemp becomes entangled in a corrupt hotel development scheme with a PR consultant named Sanderson. After quite a delay, FilmDistrict will finally be releasing The Rum Diary in theaters starting October 28th this fall. Planning on seeing it?

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Perspective is wrong

alireza fattahi on Sep 23, 2011


that's either one tiny bottle or one big ass phone!

Nick Sears on Sep 23, 2011


and the desk on the left! huh? Too many Fear & Loathing effects going on here

Nick Sears on Sep 23, 2011


Never seen a miniature bottle of liquor on an airplane or in a mini bar in a hotel?

Jfc3p0 on Sep 23, 2011


There's a bottle peeking out from behind the goldfish bowl and a third on the left by the phone. There are also a couple of caps from what I would assume to be similar bottles. They are of the small, minibar variety. The desk does look weird, but may just be the angle it's at and the  low angle of the shot. It could be that the front right leg has been broken and that it's leaning forward and slightly to the right. This would account for the angle of the top of the desk. Unfortunately, the side of the desk appears to be a solid chunk of wood that would include the legs. It would be nice if it weren't obscured by the tray cover. It could be that the side only goes down a certain amount and then legs account for the final foot or so. I have a desk like that myself. There's definitely some photoshop going on, but you'd have to be pretty blind to dump a high-angle shot of a desk into a low-angle shot for a poster and not notice it. More alarming to me is the fact that Depp is obviously using some kind of telekinesis to open the drapes, as his hands are clearly not doing it. His hands are a full foot above the two contact points on the drapes. Momentum? It's possible that he stopped his hands and the drapes kept spreading for a moment. However, the extreme angle of the bottom of the drapes indicates that force is still being applied, while the lack of deformation at the contact points where the hands currently are would make this unlikely. Further, the right arm has been reconstructed past the elbow. Further, you can see evidence that the left arm was moved from a point further down on the drapes where the actual contact points of the drapes should be. Aside from the near perfect match of the hand shape and the drapes at this position, you can see a faint discoloration in the drapes where the arm would have crossed them if it were in that position. In short, someone butchered the shit out of those drapes and that figure. The rest of the image looks OK to me.

Anonymous on Sep 24, 2011


 It just looks like he's punching the curtains open. I agree though, a lot is off with this poster.

horgin on Sep 26, 2011


I like it.

Xerxexx on Sep 23, 2011


I’m very anxious to see Depp embody the good doctor again! Thompson influenced the past few generations with his invention of Gonzo Journalism.  His work and antics will live on to influence even more generations to come.  I paid tribute to Hunter S Thompson and his work with my portrait and article on my artist's blog at

Brandt Hardin on Sep 23, 2011


Yeah, well done with that I guess

Richie G on Sep 23, 2011


ooooooohhhh   johnny depp and his rum

stfugtfo on Sep 23, 2011


There's far too much going on in this poster. I like Depp throwing back the curtains and the fishbowl. Everything else needs to go.

Craig on Sep 23, 2011


It's utter Chaos and that is the point. I dig it.

One on Sep 24, 2011

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