New 'Gangster Squad' Poster is Retro and Modern at the Same Time

October 10, 2012
Source: The Daily Blam

Gangster Squad

Now that the scorned trailer for Gangster Squad is in the past, it's time to look to the delayed January release of the film. And now the first official poster for the film from Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer has surfaced. It's strange to think this is the first poster, but in looking back there's only been one big quad banner for the film. This new poster uses the same style in that it looks like a vintage poster with contemporary imagery and style. Either way, this poster isn't going to sell the film. It's the cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and more that will bring in audiences.

Here's the first poster for Ruben Fleishcer's Gangster Squad via The Daily Blam:

Gangster Squad - First Poster

The LAPD fights to keep the East Coast Mafia, run by Mickey Cohen, out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s. Gangster Squad is being directed by Ruben Fleischer (of Zombieland, 30 Minutes or Less) from a screenplay written by Will Beall ("Castle"), based on Paul Lieberman's book. The cast includes Sean Penn as mobster Mickey Cohen, along with Brolin, Gosling, Peña, Patrick, Mackie, plus Emma Stone, Nick Nolte, Giovanni Ribisi, Frank Grillo and Mireille Enos. Quite an awesome cast. The film shot late last year around Los Angeles, and Warner Bros will send the film to theaters on January 11th, 2013. You still excited?

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Phillip Gockel on Oct 10, 2012


That's a terrible poster...The marketing department is really fucking over what looks like a good film.

Matt Peloquin on Oct 10, 2012


This looks like a mess... but I still sorta like it for some reason

Richie G on Oct 10, 2012


Emma Stone doesnt hurt.

Cody W on Oct 10, 2012


it's like 4 mediocre posters into one.

Daniel Vu Tran on Oct 10, 2012


Ditto. Plus, i think Emma Stone just looks like a 15 year old prom queen, not convincing as a grown woman. Maybe in 6 or 7 years but not now. She just has a baby face.

TheRagingCajun on Oct 11, 2012


It's a nice idea and in general looks pretty, love the frame, nice color composition and nice retro style. i just have few issues like the fire at distance looks like a bad photoshop cut, the hand of Ryan off the poster uncharge the balance. In my personal opinion i would take the fire composition and put Emma in the middle

TOONFED on Oct 10, 2012


Emma Stone looks awkward.

Nielsen700 on Oct 10, 2012

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