Director Andrea Arnold isn’t one to shy away from ill-fated romance, no matter how unsettling it may be — consider her violent love story Bellflower, or the creepy interplay of Fish Tank — o it makes sense that she would take on the mother of all bad relationships: Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights.
The bleak novel has seen many adaptations, but if our review promises anything, it’s that Arnold’s beautiful visuals make the story worth revisiting. A new Australian poster for last year’s TIFF selection reinforces that emphasis on pleasing aesthetics, as it presents an arresting portrait of lead actress Kaya Scodelario.
It can be seen below:
Synopsis: A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy.
Wuthering Heights also stars James Howson, Steve Evets, Oliver Milburn and Nicola Burley. The film opens to limited release in the U.S. on October 5th.
Some less classy material comes from CBM, who have concept art for and a new poster from James Mangold‘s The Wolverine. The once-stagnant sequel has been pulling itself together rather quickly the past couple of weeks, and with production set for next month, these new materials have emerged.
Nothing too big, really — the poster was first seen in March — or eye-opening, so take this in stride. I bet that first piece of concept art speaks to all of our inner nine-year olds, though.
See those below:
Starring Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Brian Tee, and Svetlana Khodchenkova, The Wolverine will open on July 26th, 2013.
Based on what you’ve seen so far, what do you think of Arnold’s adaptation? Is it fair to expect The Wolverine will be similar in tone and execution to Heights?