‘Never Let Me Go’ poster

Posted by · 4:34 pm · July 26th, 2010

One of the year’s most mysterious projects for me is Mark Romanek’s “Never Let Me Go.” I haven’t read the book (though I’m wondering whether I should), the trailer left me bewildered, I didn’t read Guy’s Page to Screen column on the source material and I’ve basically just kept my nose out of it for some reason.  It’s not that I’m not intrigued.  I just haven’t gotten around to investigating.  But I know it’s a hotly anticipated film for the readership so the new poster will surely be welcome, so check it out after the jump.

→ 17 Comments Tags: , , | Filed in: Daily

17 responses so far

  • 1 7-26-2010 at 4:39 pm

    McAllister said...

    The trailer left me bewildered too, so I read a premise of the book… sounds like it could be marvelous if done right!

    Nice poster.

  • 2 7-26-2010 at 4:40 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    Honestly, I see only two ways to really go into this film, completely blind or having read the book.

    My advice is that if you decide not to read Never Let Me Go before watching Romanek’s film, keep doing what you’re doing right now. Don’t investigate, don’t read Guy’s column, don’t look for spoilers. Just go in totally ignorant of all but the most basic understanding of what it’s about.

  • 3 7-26-2010 at 4:58 pm

    McAllister said...

    ^I wish I hadn’t learned anything then. :(

  • 4 7-26-2010 at 5:10 pm

    Jim T said...

    This poster is only good if it means what I think it means. Otherwise it’s boring.

  • 5 7-26-2010 at 5:42 pm

    Mr. F said...

    I don’t really like the poster, but there material they can use to market it without going to extremes is limited.

    And if you haven’t read the book, please do so.

  • 6 7-26-2010 at 6:24 pm

    Andrew Rech said...

    Like the poster quite a lot, though I wish it just had the actors and title at the top, none of the Nominee and Time quote mumbo jumbo. I like the subtle touch with the M and G having missing pieces, quite a nice representation of a key point of the story.

  • 7 7-26-2010 at 6:47 pm

    JFK said...

    Definitely recommend reading the novel, this is one of my most anticipated films of the year–though with Mark Romanek at the helm, I’m not sure of what the end result will be.

  • 8 7-27-2010 at 12:41 am

    Glenn said...

    As a movie poster this makes a great book cover. Not sure how this at all sells a movie of any kind of anybody though. Who’ll see that and go “yes, let’s see that movie. It has kids running on a pier!!!ooh” etc.

    But, yes, it WILL look good when the rerelease the novel with this graphic on the front.

  • 9 7-27-2010 at 1:03 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    That’s rather lovely, I think. Terrific typography.

    Shame about Andrew Garfield mucking the whole thing up with his non-Academy-Award-nominee status. What a pleb.

  • 10 7-27-2010 at 4:14 am

    m1 said...


  • 11 7-27-2010 at 4:38 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    You may wish to adjust your irony meter.

  • 12 7-27-2010 at 7:13 am

    Dominik said...

    Although I wasn´t really happy with the ending of Ishiguro´s novel (the poster doesn´t even mention his name- authors are typically non-relevant for Hollywood standards), this was one of those stories that you keep in your mind for a long time.

    It could easily be fucked up by Hollywood, but if it´s subtly and well adapted, it could be one of the most touching movies we´ve seen in a long time!

  • 13 7-27-2010 at 8:45 am

    Jim T said...

    There will probably be a post any time soon but I just wanted to say that Never Let Me Go and Rabbit Hole will premiere at Toronto Festival!

    Dominik – It’s a British production. Not by Hollywood.

  • 14 7-27-2010 at 11:42 am

    Dominik said...

    Jim, you´re right. But still, I think they should have placed Ishiguro´s name on that poster- novelist should get more respect from the film Industry, US or british.
    And the film will be a hit or a miss- it´s really that kind of story.

  • 15 7-27-2010 at 3:34 pm

    Ishmael said...

    Ishiguro’s name IS on the poster. Twice.

  • 16 7-28-2010 at 7:40 am

    Dominik said...

    ….but verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry small!

  • 17 7-28-2010 at 11:02 am

    Frank Lee said...

    It suggests attractive young people in peril, in a wierdly underpopulated place. That’s enough for me. As for keeping oneself in the dark about the plot, that’s impossible. The novel was talked about at great length among film types when “The Island” was released a few years back.