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Keira Knightley Faces Off Against A Train In New Poster For 'Anna Karenina'

by Kevin Jagernauth
July 6, 2012 3:02 PM
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After unveiling a rather sumptuous trailer last month, the slowly building marketing campaign for Joe Wright's promisingly dazzling "Anna Karenina" continues, now with a new poster for the movie that puts Keira Knightley in the path of an oncoming train. Anyone who's read the book will know what that means.

Well, it's a far less cluttered one sheet than the first one, revealing a bit more of the showy stage around which the narrative pivots, with Jude Law and Aaron Johnson thrown to the side. Anyway, Joe Wright is definitely going for something far beyond what we might come to expect in a period-based adaptation of a literary masterwork, yet the tone of the trailer is evocative of some of the great, classic pieces of cinema of yore (think "Doctor Zhivago"). Frankly, we're getting a Baz Luhrmann vibe but with a more restrained hand, and without the Jay-Z tossed in for the kids.

Take a look at the full poster below. "Anna Karenina" opens in the U.K. on September 7th and in the U.S. on November 9th. [Moviefone]

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  • Young Skiii | July 6, 2012 8:59 PMReply

    johnson got married, bro. to that old chick. he's taylor-johnson. CHECK YO SHIT.

  • Nars | July 6, 2012 6:14 PMReply

    "You can't ask why about love". It's a nice enough line but not right for 'Anna Karenina' Both the taglines for this movie so far have been atrocious and seem to be giving totally the wrong idea about the story. Makes me rather worried about the direction Wright is taking with this.

  • yur | July 6, 2012 8:28 PM

    Wright doesn't get involved with promo stuff for his movies. At all. Ever. So I wouldn't worry.

  • uli | July 6, 2012 5:03 PMReply

    Quite a gorgeous poster. I'd rather Joe Wright wasn't compared to Luhrmann since the latter is a hack who has no concept of class, subtlety or elegance.

  • Chase | July 6, 2012 3:43 PMReply

    Aaron Johnson is credited as Aaron Taylor-Johnson now. It even shows that on the poster...and in the new trailer...

  • Heath | July 6, 2012 5:50 PM

    If the dudes credited as Aaron Taylor-Johnson he's credited as Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Yeah, I don't understand, what's so funny about that? The writer got his name wrong.

  • d | July 6, 2012 5:11 PM

    @65: what's so hilarious about it?

  • 65 | July 6, 2012 4:43 PM

    omg... I'm trying not to laugh.

  • AOKI | July 6, 2012 3:23 PMReply

    Look I'm a big Joe Wright fan, but I don't understand the constant jabs at Baz Luhrmann? I thought you guys enjoyed his work and unlike some of the older farts, appreciated unique storytelling.

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