Three films that threaten to fly under the radar got new posters this week: Brad Anderson’s thriller Transsiberian; the pseudo-biopic of Philip K. Dick, Your Name Here; and Werner Herzog’s Encounters at the End of the World.
Shock Til You Drop has the exclusive Transsiberian image, which I’ve clipped here to preserve their scoop. The film follows an American couple (Woody Harrelson and Emily Mortimer) as they meet another pair of travelers and fall into mysterious events while on a trans-Siberian rail trip. The film has the misfortune of opening against The Dark Knight on July 18. The trailer is also below; it’s not as compelling as that Wackness clip (by a long shot) but I dig Anderson and want the guy’s movies to be seen.
Also up is Your Name Here, which features Bill Pullman as Philip K Dick analog who, while attempting to finish his final novel, falls into the world of his own creation. Think Valis by way of Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch. Total waste of time or fully amazing? I have no idea. Love the poster, though.
And, as a bonus, here’s the poster for Werner Herzog’s Antarctica documentary Encounters at the End of the World. Caught this one last September, and if you like your Herzog marveling at nature while celebrating and (very lightly) ridiculing the people who congregate in the world’s more demanding locales, it’s a prime alternative to The Love Guru. Granted, so is dentistry without anaesthesia and eating at the Olive Garden, but Herzog’s movie is cheaper.