This Week In Posters: Will Smith Is The Hero Legends Need

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08.31.15 55 Comments
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This week in posters is back, and as you may have noticed, Will Smith’s CTE drama, Concussion (easy title) is hitting the web today in a big way. In the film, from director Peter Landesman, previously of Parkland (which was a hokey exercise in “serious acting!”), Smith plays Nigerian Dr. Bennet Omalu, and with that accent, I kept hoping that at some point in the trailer, he’d say “in the NFL, it’s bling bang.”

No such luck. As for the poster, all I can think about is that story about Will Smith turning down the lead role in Django Unchained because he didn’t think the role was heroic enough. And thus we have him staring seriously off into the distance, pondering becoming the eventual savior of football and by extension, America. Tagline: “Even legends need a hero.” He’s so God-like he doesn’t even have pupils.

I guess that’s how you follow up playing the lead in I Am Legend, by becoming a hero to legends. “Look, I have to keep moving up the ladder. In my next film, I’ll need to play some kind of demigod to legend heroes. Perhaps the champion of titans, or the king giant.”

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Well well, isn’t this the risqué poster. I didn’t know it until this very second, but I could watch Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel check out naked ladies all day.

Fred and Mick, two old friends, are on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. Fred, a composer and conductor, is now retired. Mick, a film director, is still working. They look with curiosity and tenderness on their children’s confused lives, Mick’s enthusiastic young writers, and the other hotel guests. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of resuming his musical career. But someone wants at all costs to hear him conduct again.

HARVEY KEITEL: So, do I get naked now?

DIRECTOR: What?

HARVEY KEITEL: My nude scene. Are we shooting it now?

DIRECTOR: Mr. Keitel, please put your robe back on– oh god dammit not again.

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