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Holy God, this is a cool poster for A SCANNER DARKLY!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I can't tell you how much I love this poster fo Richard Linklater's Philip K. Dick adaptation. The posters we were shown at Comic-Con were really nice character posters, but this is just on a whole other level. You get a little bit of the absurd comedy of the flick, a little of the fun, which is great to see since most of the other promotional stuff I've seen on the movie seems to focus on the serious aspect of the story, the complex underpinnings. Which is great, don't get me wrong. I just love the design and the Joker colors of the poster below. Congrats to LatinoReview for getting their mitts on the poster! Enjoy!!!

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  • Feb. 20, 2006, 2:39 a.m. CST


    by balabat

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 2:39 a.m. CST

    oh my God, that was my first "FIRST" EVER!

    by balabat

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 2:39 a.m. CST

    This film looks great

    by Silver_Joo

    Dick's done Dick right. Yay.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 2:41 a.m. CST


    by Exterminans


  • Feb. 20, 2006, 2:42 a.m. CST

    I wish Woody and Keanu would move their heads...

    by Hung-Wei Lo

    So that I can see the two stars that I really want to see (heh heh).

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 2:44 a.m. CST

    When is this coming out?

    by hargon27

    Wasnt this movie supposed to come out like a long time ago? I remember seeing a trailer for it Constantine and that was over a year ago.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 2:44 a.m. CST


    by Canadian_Psycho

    Cool poster!

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 2:44 a.m. CST


    by Pogue__Mahone

    Great tone... looks fantastic... I have HIGH hopes for this film.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Great cast

    by Zino

    Here's hoping Keanu delivers another Matrix, not another Johnny Mneunomic (or however the fuck it's spelt).

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 3 a.m. CST


    by washisdead

    robert downey junior rules

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 3:04 a.m. CST

    hey, Canadian_Psycho

    by Joey P. Brenner

    I like your simple but elegant style. PS Miami Vice will own your @SS

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 3:08 a.m. CST


    by Canadian_Psycho

    No dice with Miami Vice! Who else thinks this movie looks bad, as in a very bad movie?

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Previous comment

    by Canadian_Psycho

    I meant Miami Vice looking bad, not A Scanner Darkly

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Bunch of people behind a blind - so?

    by elab49

    What on earth makes it so cool? Change the faces it could be that awful soft porn thing Girl Next Door. And how anyone can pretend excitement for a film Reeves poops his presence on is beyond me. In me it just tends to provoke a desire he doesn't ruin it.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 3:16 a.m. CST

    What's the deal with Winona looking all photographic?

    by Tubbs Tattsyrup

    I mean, they have Woody, Keanu and Bobby in cartoon-mode...

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Wow nice...

    by Ridge

    Excellent poster, simple, effective and treis cool. As for Miami Vice, I don't think it looks like garbage at all. It's by the guy who brought us heat, looks like it has a great style thanks to the teaser trailer and might kick ass on a few levels. Now just remember that you have to detach memories of Don Johnson first...

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 3:31 a.m. CST

    I liked this poster... when it was for AMERICAN GIGOLO

    by Det. John Kimble

    Apologies to David Spade. Scratch that.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 3:56 a.m. CST

    looks like the box cover for

    by Mr Brownstone

    a direct to video sequel to Tapeheads. Lame.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 4:26 a.m. CST


    by jollydwarf 'take' on that is that they don't want to even slightly diminish the 'hot girl's' beauty anymore than they absolutely have to. It goes without saying most peoples' eyes are drawn to her and her mischievious smile. It also goes without saying that my, she really IS beautiful, especially with long hair.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 5:38 a.m. CST

    Again, I'm sorry.

    by CoursinLarry

    But I expected something better. It doesn't seem to capture the mood of the movie. A movie which, admittedly, I haven't seen. Let's just say it doesn't capture the mood of the trailer.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 6:44 a.m. CST

    I don't get the grip with Keanu!

    by RedHHades

    The guy, of course, did some bad movies, but every actor has ups and lows and people still talking about the damn Johnny Mnemonic after TEN years and forget that after that the guy did awesome things like Devils Advocate, The Gift, The Matrix and more! Plus, he didn't make Speed 2 even if he would be paid a sh*t load of money to do that. He is in some of the coolest movies, is already doing good work and people still don't giving the guy any credit. Even if one don't think he is that a good actor (and he is far from being the worst Hollywood actor ever) there's no way to deny he makes really good and risky choices in his career. Sometimes it does well, sometimes not, but he is always trying. The guy was in a dark depressive teen drama in the 80s when what we only had at that time were the feel good and cheesy movies from the Brat Pack (he wasn't a brat packer and made his career on his own). He hit big with the dumb comedy duo way before Wayne's World and the bunch of comedies trying to emulate Bill and Ted dumbness. Did really good in the action genre with Point Break and way before Hollywood was all open and in love with gay movies he played a homo in a play and a bisexual in My Own Private Idaho. The guy did Speed and so changed the idea of a male hero in the 90s. Did the Matrix and everyone knows what happened with action and sci-fi movies after that. The guy still taking risks doing an oddball in a very small indie like Thumbsucker. And now is in one of the most promising and odd projects around Hollywood in a time where movies are going crazy for digital animation. Once more ahead of his pals. Is really that guy worth of so much hate? People bash him for his bad movies but most of them didn't ever saw his best works and some are very small indie flicks were he shows he can, indeed, act. Some fans gush over actors who makes one, two cool or good movies over all their careers and nothing else and can't give credit to someone who every decade just reinvent himself in a new genre, being a good actor or not. Well, end of rant. And no, I'm not even a fangirl (maybe I'm needing to join some of his fansites around! :P ). Just trying a fair look at the guys career. By the way, the Scanner Darkly poster is odd. But the whole movie feels that way so, it's a good match and shows more the comic and paranoid aspect of Bob, Barris and Luckmann. It's a dramatic story but we can't forget they have awesome comedic scenes and those guys are realy nut in their heads.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Stakeout 3?

    by InspectorDoppler

    Seriously, this is one of my most anticipated movies for this year. Can't wait.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Winona GangBang on Interstate 10

    by Againtoday

    Looks like a gangbang in a cheap state road motel. I'm not being facitious. Glamour-shot Winona with spun out Keanu playset. Accessories include pack of condoms, 40oz Old English, Nitrotech protein bar, and a can of tuna.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 9:36 a.m. CST

    a scanner darkly or winona and the three stooges?

    by newc0253

    i agree wid the talkbacker above, the tone of this poster is comic whereas the tone of the trailer is dystopian/thriller. who knows?maybe the actual movie is both, but the disjunction seems a little wierd. p.s. i'd do winona anywhere.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 11:09 a.m. CST

    IMHO > poster sucks, movie will rule!

    by dobbler

    Huge Dick fan, wait that came out wrong. I really like the work of Philip K. Dick :) Diggin' the animation style, like the actors. Teaser was great, trailer was good, poster sucks. Movie will rule!

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 11:56 a.m. CST

    I probably won

    by Doc_Martigan

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Hardly worth a "Holy God!"

    by Mr. Shhhh

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 12:46 p.m. CST

    great, great poster design.

    by Freakemovie

    You know, I'm seeing more of them nowadays. It's nice. But this one really is majorly cool.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Love the tagline. Look forward ot this movie!

    by Proman1984

    This movie is gonna rock!

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 1:11 p.m. CST

    I kinda like it.

    by JustinSane

    Especially the paranoid looks on Woody and Downey.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by paddington

    I'm pretty sure the paranoid looks on Woody and Downey were not intentional. The amount of dope those 2 must've smoked together during the making of this movie has got to be unGodly.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Winona Rules

    by Henry Jones Jr.

    That was so lame that she was convicted of shoplifting. Babes like Winona should be able to pick up trickets without the hassle of busting out the credit card. What did she shoplift anyway, seems like it was a thong, and black lace bra. I hope the DVD has the live footage of the movie, so we can compare it to the rototiller cartoon version.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 1:33 p.m. CST

    I really like that tagline.

    by HogCholera

    I like it almost enough to marry it.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Actually, paddington...

    by kintar0

    if you knew shit about anything, which you obviously don't, their "paranoid looks" are directly and very intentional. You don't know anything about the book, so you don't know anything about the characters. And you've clearly missed why they've cast who they've cast. Take your uninformed opinion elsewhere. Great poster, mind-blowing trailers, based on a excellent book, hopefully the film is equally as terrific.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 2:34 p.m. CST

    light(en) up, kintar0

    by newc0253

    yes, downey and harrelson are both in character but, yes, it also helps that they are both serious drug fiends. quit taking yourself so seriously already.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Which is why they were cast.

    by kintar0

    The four main actors have all had a history of drug use and/or problems with the law. Duh.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 3:26 p.m. CST

    So tired of the HYPE!!!

    by Flickerhead

    Nice poster. Is it really worth a "Holy God" and -- count 'em -- three exclamation points? Why must everything reported on this site be life-alteringly orgasmic or villifed as the worst-excrement-ever? I haven't been frequenting the site all that long, but I've already learned to take these reports and headlines with less than a grain of salt.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 3:32 p.m. CST


    by Flickerhead

    I don't think the beef with Keanu has anything to do with his choice of projects. You're right, he's been in some good flicks and he's been in some stinkers. The problem is that he was a poor actor in all of them. Keanu has one single, solitary note that he plays over and over again. The best role of his career will always be "The Matrix," because it was the one role that actually played to his abilities. In the first act, his character was an empty shell -- check. In the second act, he was a blank slate -- check. In the third act, he was an incredulous avatar -- check. When the 2nd and 3rd films required his character to grow (into a lover, a detective, and a messiah) the results were laughable. But, hey, you've got every right to dig Keanu. I, personally, think Norm MacDonald's a genius, and he's as one-note as you can get.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 4:47 p.m. CST

    "Which is why they were cast"

    by newc0253

    and here i thought it was simply because they were the best actors to play the part, not because of their recreational habits. stupid me, huh?

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Yeah, you're right, dude.

    by kintar0

    It's just a huge coincidence. Maybe Linklater casts "simply" based on acting ability in all of his films? He never casts actors that he's friends with or has a good working relationship with. There's no thought there, really. I'm sure Wiley Wiggins was the best possible actor he could find for Waking Life. I'll admit it, you're right, dude. The only consideration was "simply" their acting abilities when they cast the leads. And I'll bet Linklater doesn't even cast himself, he just lets that "simply" and completely up to his casting agents. There's no way Billy Bob Thorton's real life persona and relationship with Linklater had anything to do with him appearing in Bad News Bears. So, yeah, you're right, I'll go "light up" and stop taking myself so seriously.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 5:17 p.m. CST

    "There's no thought there, really"

    by newc0253

    truly, you're more insightful than you know.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to the story...

    by cagirl

    ...but I'm not so sure I'm looking forward to Keanu and Wynona trying to rise to the level of P.K. Dick's work. I'm afraid it will be beyond their "acting" range.

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 6:01 p.m. CST

    to Flickerhead - about Keanu

    by RedHHades

    I get your point. I think sometimes Keanu is really inexpressive, who knows what it's in his head, because the guy knows how to act. See his works in small movies like The Gift, The Last Time I Commited Suicide, Permanent Record or even Thumbsucker (where he adds a lot of layers on an oddball orthodontist and with just a few scenes he steals the show) and you can see he isn't an one note actor. But sometimes he seems to be anywhere but in the character he is playing. I agree that his aloofness was pitch perfect for Neo but disagree about the sequels, I think he did the mythic figure of Neo as the way it should have been. And in my opinion he will nail Bob Arctor because it's a character that matches with his main characteristic (although not the only one, but with sure the most known).

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 7:53 p.m. CST

    The Poster Makes It Look Like A Comedy

    by NeoAngelus

    The kooky Keanu and his roommates!

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 9 p.m. CST


    by De genX

  • Feb. 20, 2006, 9:51 p.m. CST

    This Is Probably How Things Look To Robert Downy JR

    by skoobyx

    all the time. Nice poster.

  • Feb. 21, 2006, 4:14 a.m. CST

    It was cold outside, so I put on a sweatshirt!!!!

    by Mr. Shhhh

    I got in my car and drove to work!!!! I went to the grocery store yesterday!!!! I ate pizza last night!!!! Hey, look at that movie poster!!!! I brushed my teeth this morning!!!!

  • Feb. 21, 2006, 8:26 a.m. CST

    lol, Shhhh

    by Flickerhead

  • Feb. 21, 2006, 12:56 p.m. CST

    It looks a little 'screwball comedy' for me

    by quadrupletree

    I hope this movie has a strong 'Blade Runner' noir-ness to it. Haven't read the book yet, but I hope it does.

  • Feb. 21, 2006, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Not Screwball, Black

    by emvan

    The humor, that is. The key line that I hope made it into the movie: "If I'd known it was harmless, I would have killed it myself."

  • Feb. 21, 2006, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Not Noir, but noia

    by Henry Jones Jr.

    This book is not at all noir. Its much more 60's paranoia and drug culture. Also, its very little sci-fi. About the only thing that is sci-fi is the suit he wears that cloaks his idenity. It is very different then a lot of PDK's books. Plus, the Noir in Blade Runner came from Ridley, the book didn't read like that.

  • Feb. 21, 2006, 5:47 p.m. CST


    by quadrupletree

    Interesting, well I'm no PKD expert but most movies based on his work have similar noir-ish aspects to them, though granted the tone and mood of Blade Runner in particular had a lot to do with Ridley Scott. This one overall just feels different to me, 'noia' is a great discription of it. Can't wait to check it out.

  • Feb. 25, 2006, 1:42 a.m. CST

    2nd trailer, highest resolution

    by TaraLivesOn

    This film looks facinating. Sadly they don't seem to be putting out a HD trailer for it (yet?) but I found this higher resolution 2nd trailer - try it with Quicktime Alternative, looks halfway decent on my 24" widescreen.