Brad Bird Shares An Unused Painted Poster For The Incredibles
Apropos of nothing, Brad Bird has tweeted out this poster for The Incredibles. it was painted by Robert McGinnis, a veteran of many James Bond posters, the white-with-red-box?*Barbarella?*one sheet and many of the Hard Case Crime paperbacks.
It's unusual for a McGinnis movie poster for not having a frame-within-a-frame, or lots of white space. Still, it's nice work and Disney missed a trick in not using it.
It's not bad but I disagree in that I think they were correct in not using it. It feel kind of flat. The poster they did use has lots of energy and this is just a jumble of images that don't make sense until you've seen the movie. 100% agree with keeping it on the shelf.
It is a gorgeous poster, but it alludes to too many events in the film to work. (There again, I get the impression that The Incredibles took quite a while to reach its final form, based on some of the material in the extra features - particularly the rather bad "I am mother, hear me roar!" scene that was originally going to be the opening sequence...)
I actually have this poster hanging in my apartment right now. I love it!
When the movie came out there was a number you could call on the card Mirage gave to Mr. Incredible in the movie. You got a secret message from Mirage and she told you a website to go to. After sending them your info they sent you a poster. Pretty cool!