It is difficult to make minimalistic posters. (rememeber the awful character posters of X-Men: First Class? Truly the worst posters ever.)
But some succede into minimalising something big; The Weinstein Company have done a good job with it in the first teaser poster for Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly.
Posted over at Moviefone, the poster has nothing more than a pair of aviator sunglasses with the American flag in the lenses and a revolver, and you don’t need more really to know what it is about.
Based on the novel by George V. Higgins, the movie is about a professional enforcer named Jackie Gogan (Brad Pitt) who his hired by the mob to find out who is responsible for robbing a local poker game.
The film also stars Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Sam Shepard, and Ben Mendelsohn. Killing Them Softly will be making its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this week, while opening later this year on September 21st in the US.