New Southland Tales Movie Poster Sucks

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Cinematical has posted the new theatrical poster for Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales, and it doesn’t look good.

Don’t get me wrong. I want Southland Tales to be good. Even if it isn’t good, I want it to make money just because I feel Richard Kelly somehow deserves it. But when a movie distributor clearly has no idea how to sell a film, or starts using deceptive marketing materials, that is usually a sure sign that the film will fail at the box office. This poster has too much going on, and gives me no indication of what this movie is about. The double poster layout is confusing, and the film’s stars are clearly in focus to attract an audience that might not otherwise enter into such a film. It seems like something that would be devised by a marketing department for the DVD release of a failed theatrical movie (Donnie Darko anyone?).

Check out the new poster after the jump.

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Southland Tales Video Clip: God is Dead

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A little bird on my shoulder is telling me that the trailer for Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales will most likely hit the web tomorrow. In anticipation, we present you with this new clip [via: filmick] which we swear we’ve somehow seen before (so maybe it isn’t new? My memory fails me). The shot scene features The Rock, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Seann William Scott talking about a movie idea/script. Check it out after the jump.
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New Southland Tales SFX Photos, Trailer Coming Soon

Southland Tales

Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales will hit theaters in November, and the theatrical movie trailer will premiere soon. Richard has said it will be online the first week of September. Although, there is some people online speculate that the trailer might be attached to Right at You Door, which hits theaters tomorrow.

In the meantime, our friends at FirstShowing have posted another round of new photos, which includes some new FX shots.

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Check out more at FirstShowing.

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Someone sent us some new photos from Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales. But first some news for Mandy Moore fans: A month ago Mandy Moore made a comment, wondering if she still appeared in the movie, after director Richard Kelly announced that the film had undergone major reedits:

“I play The Rock’s wife in the movie, if I’m still in the movie at all,” Moore told Sci-Fi. “They had to cut it down so much, and maybe they just cut out my character altogether.”

Mandy Moore fans need not worry, Kelly has confirmed:

“Mandy Moore is still very much in the film… and very little of her role was cut.”

Okay, now for the photos. The first one can be seen above the news story and shows Justin Timberlake and is titled “All These Things I’ve Done”. We’ll continue with more after the jump.

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Richard Kelly Southland Tales

Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly will be at Comic Con on Friday. Today the official release date for Southland Tales was announced. The film will hit theaters on November 9th 2007.

“I will be down at Comic-Con to sign copies of the new Southland Tales teaser poster,” Kelly wrote on his MySpace Blog.

Kelly also reveals that the Southland Tales movie trailer will be released in mid-August. I’m guessing that it will be attached to either Stardust on August 10th or The Invasion on the 17th. Kelly will appear from 11:00am to 1:00pm at table AA 12 at the Sails Pavillion. Photo courtesy of FirstShowing.

Southland TalesIn case you were wondering (because we certainly were), Southland Tales is still in post production, and will eventually see the light of day. Director Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) says that they are about half way through completing all the new visual effects.

“We have to deliver everything by the end of summer,” Kelly wrote on his blog. “I have to tell everyone that the amount of visual effects work being added to the film is SIGNIFICANT… and I am so grateful for the work being done by Thomas Tannenberger and his team at Gradient VFX in Venice Beach.”

And I’m sure everyone is also wondering, when are we going to get to see a trailer? Kelly says that Sony has hired a company to cut the trailer and that “the release date will be announced very soon.” Possibly at Comic-Con later this month? I can’t wait. Am I the only one who still has hope for this film?

Southland Tales gets VFX Greenlight

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In February we reported that Richard Kelly was waiting for more money to finish the Southland Tales visual effects. Well the money has come and the film will be finished in time for a fall release date (hopefully).

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New production stills and concept drawings from Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales have made their way onto the internet. We have a look at them below, but be warned, there are spoilers. As always, left click for higher resolution.
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Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales seeks More Money

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We’ve been anxiously awaiting Richard Kelly’s follow-up to Donnie Darko for a while now. An early cut of the movie premiered at Cannes 2006 to negative reviews, and not much has been heard from the film since. Kelly posted an update on his MySpace blog, claiming that they are still waiting for money to finish the visual effects.
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