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John Cusack and Sam Jackson stare you down in the final 1408 poster! Check it out here!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I love this story by Stephen King and the trailer kicked a ton of ass. This could be an amazing movie. Now here's the new poster. It's fine in terms of slick studio designs. It'll do its job, but I'd love to see a crazy exploitationy poster for this movie, something that hints at the variety of horrors we'll see in this flick. Something new, something different. Maybe we'll still get this. For now, here's the big 1408 poster! Click on the image for the super-big version!

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  • May 24, 2007, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Very first time

    by GQtaste


  • May 24, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    First, I guess

    by BeeDub


  • May 24, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST


    by BeeDub

    Too little, too late.

  • May 24, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Is there naked old lady in the bathtub?


    oops, wrong room-number

  • May 24, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Hope they keep this for the DVD cover

    by Captain Mal

    It'll blend right in with the other 7 out of 10 movies featuring the same cover.

  • May 24, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST


    by Darth_Baltar

    both were instant classics, so how can this miss??? ...yea right

  • May 24, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Nothing to be...

    by go4thegusto

    excited about!!!

  • May 24, 2007, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Isn't Sam Jackson in the movie for only 10 minutes...

    by tylerzero

    ...or something to that effect? Muthafucka gets top billing.

  • May 24, 2007, 9:50 p.m. CST


    by LarryTheCableGuy

    13. scary.

  • May 24, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST


    by wallywest74

    Hey Harry WTF? What was up with that teaser? Fake?

  • May 24, 2007, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Eh, not a cool poster

    by jimmy_009

    I guess there's no such thing as originality anymore.

  • May 24, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    This reminds me of ROBIN HOOD : PRINCE OF THIEVES

    by mrsinister7381

    when Sean Connery gets top billing for literally 5 minutes of screen time. I hope Sam the Man is more of a force in this than what early reviews have been saying. I hates me that false advertising bullshit. Looking forward to this nonetheless.

  • May 24, 2007, 10:06 p.m. CST

    "Based on the terrifying story by Stephen King"

    by Doctor_Sin

    As opposed to the lighthearted, whimsical romp by Stephen King.

  • May 24, 2007, 10:07 p.m. CST

    I actually like that poster.

    by misnomer

    I actually like that poster. I mean, what else could it be? Kind of harkens back to 80's horror. I like it-reminds me of the original lost boys cover for some reason.

  • May 24, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Extreme Measures

    by Bungion Boy

    Or any other poster with two stars sporting a half-face, side by side. Why is Sam even on the poster? From everything I've read he practically just has a cameo in this. Is Cusack not a bankable enough lead? And it's not like Sam Jackson has been box office gold in recent years.

  • May 24, 2007, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Fucking say what you will about SNAKES

    by ImFixingtoDie

    but SAY ANYTHING is a classic.

  • May 24, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Boring as shit

    by Osmosis Jones

    Giant heads cut off by the margins and bisected with a pointy object in the middle of the image. Totally unimaginative shite.

  • May 24, 2007, 10:27 p.m. CST


    by Bungion Boy

    23. That's even scarier.

  • May 24, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    i just want to see that lurid orange light ..

    by nolan bautista

    ..described so vividly in the book. Read the short story so you know what im talking about..

  • May 24, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    I was thinking Seven...

    by jimmy_009

    with the yellow and red and obligatory horror/serial killer movie poster 'grime' layer.

  • May 24, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST

    John Cusack IS Shia Lebouf.

    by BeeDub

    You know it to be true.

  • May 24, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    I kinda like it actually.

    by jrbarker

    It's floating heads again, but it is well designed.

  • May 24, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    What's with the writers and director being so big?

    by Not The Messiah

    Plus the fact they're included in block of text, then repeated in big ass font. Average Joe doesn't give two shites who wrote this.

  • May 24, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST

    I DIG

    by The Real MiraJeff

    the poster. Love the tagline and like the mood it projects. And even though it doesn't look that great, it's nice to see some screenwriters get their due on a poster. I'm looking forward to this one. God knows they could both use a hit after Must Love Dogs on a Plane.

  • May 24, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Looks like a DEPARTED rip off

    by J-Dizzle

    Looks pretty good.

  • May 24, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Ominous and spooky

    by LoneGun

    I like it.

  • May 24, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST


    by blackhole4140

    Why does Cusack appear to be 16 years old in this poster?

  • May 24, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    I like it too...

    by The Eskimo

    You know, this is a cover design you might see for a B horror movie...but the fact that its Cusak and Jackson (two pretty big names) makes it relelvant. I like it!

  • May 25, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Ebony, and Ivory...

    by googamooga

    Bleh, kinda boring IMO...

  • May 25, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    When did that assclown MiraJeff get a black box?

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    Gimme a break

  • May 25, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Is this PG-13?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    If yes, I boycott. As all the other teenie PG-13 bullshit.

  • May 25, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST


    by Doc_Strange

    You know that's what Jackson's thinking in this poster.

  • May 25, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    i wondered what ever happened to John Cusak.

    by Boomers_Lips

    i guess he was in obscurity making this movie.

  • May 25, 2007, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Is this one of these confusing films?

    by DerLanghaarige

  • May 25, 2007, 2:09 a.m. CST

    I HAVE HAD IT!....

    by Darth Melkor

    with these motherfuckin' ghosts in this motherfuckin' hotel room! :P

  • May 25, 2007, 2:10 a.m. CST


    by Kragmose

    Whole movie set in a room. Bleh..

  • May 25, 2007, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Is this that movie where...

    by Doctor_Sin

    The white racist has to share a body with a Black football player as a two-headed monster? Oh, sorry. The poster had me confused. Reminded me of the "Thing With Two Heads".

  • May 25, 2007, 2:58 a.m. CST

    How come the writers

    by pitti71

    and the director are mentioned again. are they that famous ? and dont we get it the first time around.... looking forward!"

  • May 25, 2007, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Hotel Dolphin = Hotel Delfino?

    by Some Dude

    Never noticed that before. Too tired to check out which came first. Either way, hats off to King or hats off to Miyamoto's localization team or hats off to coincidence.

  • May 25, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    It's a good thing

    by Dingbatty

    that hotel doesn't use card keys. That would've really made this look dull.

  • May 25, 2007, 3:57 a.m. CST


    by AllieJamison

    who are the writers to get that kind of big font love? it's nice to see that though.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:03 a.m. CST

    thats a good poster...

    by Seph_J

    ...i like it

  • May 25, 2007, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Cusack Looks A Little "Femme"

    by HostileOrganismX

    I guess that makes Sam Jackson the male lead.

  • May 25, 2007, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Stephen King homage on Youtube

    by Fourthwall all very "come with me now, constant reader..."

  • May 25, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    "I told you not to stay into 1408!"

    by lost.rules

    Looking forward to this one. It looks like a Twilight Zone episode. One of the good ones.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:02 a.m. CST

    This movie looks terrible

    by Spandau Belly

    It just looks like endless "freaky" sequences. Sorta like that movie What Dreams May Come, where any one scene is beautiful and interesting but as a whole it's hallow.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST


    by zeromouth

    I just hope it doesn't turn out wasted like Vacancy.

  • May 25, 2007, 7:45 a.m. CST


    by Surround Sound

    Sam Jackson doesn't impress me anymore unless he happens to be in Pulp Fiction 2: The Prequel. Second, I'm no fan of John Cusack at all. Although the Stephen King story intrigues me.

  • May 25, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Flooooooating heeeeeeads!

    by Stalin vs Predator

    Hail the floating head!

  • May 25, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Heads, heads, heads

    by Mister Man

    Give me Saul Bass, any damn day.

  • May 25, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST


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  • May 25, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    The Negotiator 2: Talk Your Way Out of This, Bitch

    by Reynard Muldrake

    Or rather, this poster looks like one of those 24 movies Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd made together about serial killers. But the trailer did freak me out a good bit...glad Cusack gave up the mix tapes when his jowls formed.

  • May 25, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    ARGENTO's Mother, Of Tears - is more interesting...

    by Cult Exiter

    Stephen King was.

  • May 26, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    what book

    by rdsxfan8

    is this short story in? I just finished reading "the cell" and really luvs me some king so Ill def check out the book this story is in. anyone know if Eli Roth is still slated to be possibly directing the movie version of the "cell". read it somewhere abotu a month ago but havent heard anything new about that one. maybe after hes done whoring himself out over hostel II something will be said about this one, who knows. I like some of the king movie adaptions but some are just. Also does anyone know if "the golden yrs" is on DVD? I remember seeing it on tv when it aired but havent seen it anywhere on dvd.

  • May 27, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Let me get this straight...

    by moondoggy2u

    The only movies that have sported the Exploitation Poster and tone in the past couple of years (Grindhouse and Snakes on a Plane) have bombed horribly <br>........................<br>and Quint STILL wants more of the same? No wonder geeks are the minority...

  • May 27, 2007, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Though I dont want a film version...

    by moondoggy2u

    I still say that Lisey's Story was King's best in years. True, the climax seemed ripped from Rose Madder (a very, very horrible book), the rest of the story was very well written indeed.