Tom ‘The Dude Designs’ Hodge left quite an impression early last year with his posters for Hobo With A Shotgun and The Innkeepers, both of which put the art back into ‘poster art.’ In the era of the quick, sloppy Photo Shop job, his montages of memorable scenes and character designs always stand out.
For those who want to see Tom try something a little different, his new one-sheet for David Guy Levy’s Would You Rather will be right up your alley – it kind of reminds me of the poster for The Mirror Crack’d.
“I really wanted to create a visual which had this totally alternative aesthetic,” said Tom about his minimalistic design. “There’s a scene in the film where the guests sit down at the dinner table to Wendy Carlos’ ‘Funeral of Queen Mary,’ and her music has such a powerful unnerving quality that I wanted something which looked like that felt, even down to the title placement. I wanted it all to follow that sort of beat. It also reflects the atmosphere of the Lambrick foundation and the unnerving tone of the film as the game of ‘Would You Rather’ unravels over dinner.” [NOTE: 'Queen Mary' has since been replaced with a new track by Daniel Hunt (Ladytron) and Bardi Johannsson (Bang Gang)]
Check past the break for our exclusive look at the Would You Rather poster, which blows last month’s foreign sales art out of the water,and make sure to check back here next week for the trailer premiere.
“In the wake of her parent’s death, Iris (Brittany Snow) struggles to make ends meet while caring for her terminally ill younger brother. Shepard Lambrick (Jeffrey Combs), a seemingly philanthropic aristocrat, expresses an interest in helping them. When he invites her to an exclusive dinner party, she accepts. Also attending the dinner party are seven more desperate individuals. They soon find themselves trapped in Lambrick’s mansion and forced to play a sadistic game of Would You Rather, where the winner will be awarded untold amounts of money. As the game progresses, the dilemmas Iris and the other players face grow increasingly deadly.”