Outside of humongous franchises, 2011 has been a somewhat lackluster year for movies in our estimation, so we’re even more excited for “Drive” than we would have been otherwise. We’ve been hearing critics rave about Nicolas Winding Refn’s Ryan Gosling-starring action flick for months, but now, with the September 16 release date drawing ever closer, we’ve been given a closer look at some of the film’s characters via six new banners for the film.
If you live in New York City or other major urban areas, you might have already seen some of these on billboards, posters and other signage, but chances are that they were scaled down at least somewhat. Fortunately, IMP Awards has all six images in their full, wide-framed glory.
While much of the promotional material for “Drive” has centered on star Ryan Gosling, these new images also focus on the rest of the film’s killer cast, including Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks and more.
“Drive” is a an adaptation of a novel by James Sallis, which tells the story of Gosling’s unnamed stunt-driver, who falls into a heap of trouble after working as a criminal wheelman. Gosling was recruited to the project first, and allowed to choose the film’s director, ultimately going with Refn, who has produced fascinating, idiosyncratic work like “Valhalla Rising,” “Bronson” and the “Pusher” trilogy. While not an obvious choice for a Hollywood action movie, Refn’s involvement ensures that the movie will probably be awesome, and will at the very least be hell of interesting.