posters, except a line nearly squashed by the title: From the director of
at Fantastic Fest last September and Ive been waiting for the theatrical release ever since then. Lionsgate originally had set a release date for the end of 2006, butpushed
New Bug Posters Focus on Ashley Judd
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backuntil May 25. Theyve decided to release brand-new posters for the film — the original (partially shown at right) might not have seemed to attract audiences. Also, it looks misleadingly like a horror-movie poster, and
posters themselves are not so stunning. The greenish colors used in the top poster are good and evoke the tone of the film very well, but the smaller floating face embedded in Judds image is too confusing and weird. Im not sure what its supposed to symbolize, but this poster wouldnt make me want to see the film. I prefer the second poster, done in black and white, with a bug silhouette forming almost a cameo image around Judds head. It doesnt quite represent the tone of the film and makes Judd seem almost Alice-in-Wonderland-like, but its a striking and attractive poster. Finally, I feel a bit sorry for directorWilliam Friedkin– I thought this was one of his best films in years, but he doesnt get much credit on the
is more of a suspense film. JoBlo hasexclusive imagesof the latest posters for your perusal. Both posters primarily feature images ofAshley Judd, who co-stars withMichael Shannon(reprising his role from the original stage production). Judd is probably considered the most bankable asset for PR purposes, although I would argue that its Shannon who truly carries the film — his performance is stunning.