A month ago the first official poster was released for Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs remake and it looked pretty much inch for inch a copy of Sam Peckinpah’s original movie. Just the other day a brand new poster arrived with a slightly more unsettling twist. Featuring now on the poster in James Marsden’s eye with the broken glasses is now one of the chaps who cause him to go a bit mental. To be fair, after raping his wife and tormenting them, James Marsdens David Sumner has every right to be a bit pissed off.
The new poster doesn’t really change much, and it is clear from the poster and trailer that Lurie is intending to stay very faithful to the original (although the setting has moved from glorious Cornwall to the Deep South of America). The film will simply be a new and ultra violent version of the original, with Lurie himself telling Total Film “there are scenes which will leave people speechless”. Click on the following link to see our previous stories, which also include the quite brilliant trailer, and the new poster is below.
By Matt Wavish