Stunning New Official Poster for Jean-Jacques Annaud's 'Black Gold'
Tarak Ben Ammar Presents… Wait, who? Our friends at IMPAwards recently found and posted an official poster for Jean-Jacques Annaud's Black Gold, and it definitely has a Lawrence of Arabia meets There Will Be Blood feeling to it, that's for sure. It's a stunning poster and makes me even more excited for this, which we featured an official international trailer for just a few months ago. The film stars Tahar Rahim, Mark Strong, Antonio Banderas and Freida Pinto, all four of whom can be seen below (as floating heads) in the rising black smoke from a burning oil well. Even more impressive this wasn't made by Hollywood at all.
Click the image below to see the full-size, high res version of this stunning Black Gold poster. Thoughts?
Black Gold, originally Black Thirst (also Or Noir in French seen above), is directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (of Quest for Fire, Seven Years in Tibet, Enemy at the Gates, Two Brothers) and shot on-location out in the Sahara. The script was written by Annaud & Menno Meyjes (Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade, The Siege, The Passion Within) adapted from Hans Ruesch's Arab. If you want to see more than the trailer, Playlist has a behind-the-scenes video looking at the scope of the shoot. As far as we know, it doesn't have a US distributor yet, only in France and most of Europe so far. We'll let you know when we have info on a US release, as we're not sure when to expect this - likely (hopefully) next year. We'll certainly keep you updated!
Reader Feedback - 11 Comments
Banderas looks weird :-S
Davide Coppola on Nov 25, 2011
Don't like it at all. Too much paste and blur edges, too much floating heads. Seems like they could have done so much more with the smoke, like create the faces with smoke and skip the pasted scenery/battle.
Hans on Nov 25, 2011
Agent Kid Society on Nov 26, 2011
001211 on Nov 25, 2011
how is this stunning? Floating heads poster are Stunning again?
Roderick on Nov 25, 2011
The other one...
Hans on Nov 26, 2011
Love it too, Alex!
Ezio on Nov 27, 2011
Great to see Tahar Rahim getting more work after Un Prophete. But for real though, that is way too much eye shadow. He's meant to be Arabic, not Mark Bolan's stylist.
Lebowski on Nov 27, 2011
French movie, isn't that good compared to his older epic movies ...
Bigbob on Nov 28, 2011
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