Ink-Covered First Official Poster for Roland Emmerich's 'Anonymous'
by Alex Billington
May 4, 2011
Source: Latino Review
Debate: Was Shakespeare a Fraud? Seriously, this is still that Roland Emmerich movie. I don't believe it either, but hot damn am I excited to see it. Sony Pictures has debuted the first official poster via Latino Review for Emmerich's Anonymous, the "is Shakespeare a fraud" period piece starring Rhys Ifans as Edward de Vere, who some believe was actually Shakespeare. We featured a trailer for this a few weeks ago and I think it looks quite good. Ifans told Empire the film "isn't Emmerich-esque at all. He's great at those huge scenes and big showbiz shots, but he's meticulous emotionally as well." See the inky new poster below!
Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain to Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court and schemes of greedy nobles hungry for power were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage. Directed by Emmerich and written by John Orloff (A Mighty Heart, Legend of the Guardians). Anonymous will hit theaters on October 28th.
Aniruddha Chowkidar on May 4, 2011
Really neat poster. But the "Was Shakespeare a Fraud?" seems to throw off the stylish groove it has going.
Cracky on May 4, 2011
the tag line is kinda off
Quynh Truong on May 4, 2011
"Who was William Shakespeare?"
Should have been on May 4, 2011
"You don't write 37 plays without making a few enemies."
Or on May 4, 2011
hire this man for the poster
Jericho on May 4, 2011
rocKKicker on May 5, 2011
Guy above,so right lol
Terry the Saint on May 4, 2011
The tag kills it, but the poster is pretty awesome.
Xerxexx on May 4, 2011
'Who fore art thou?'
Indymaclean on May 5, 2011
SONY and Anonymous....this movie eerily parallels Sony's real life problems. Of course not similar in context, but the words SONY and ANONYMOUS in general. As for the movie, it looks like Emmerich may have his first hit with the critics. We'll just have to wait and see.
Mike Cromley on May 5, 2011
How? PSN got hacked, this film claims that someone other that Shakespeare wrote the plays. I don't see the connection.
Xerxexx on May 5, 2011
Check it out: Sony found a file named Anonymous on their servers with a snippet that read "We Are Legion." So now, they're blaming Anonymous for the hacking based on the totally incredible presence of a file that points to such an easy target.
inorkom on May 5, 2011
Sony is blaming Anonymous for their monumental cock-up based on a txt file found on their servers.
Anonymous on May 5, 2011
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