Union Hijack – Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur Poster

For Independence Day 2011, I’m devoting my film stories on Bleeding Cool to things from the UK. It’s partly a practical measure – there’s nothing much going on in the US, except for parties and fireworks. it’s also just, you know, a bit novel.

We’ll start with something of a picture post. Don’t worry – it’s not Queen Liz and her corgis.

This poster is for Tyrannosaur, the feature directorial debut of Paddy Considine. He’s one of the UK’s finest actors, and I’m hoping this film will help him fire up a similarly distinguished directing career.

The film is based on a short film that Considine shot in 2007, Dog Altogether, and features that films leads, Peter Mullen and Olivia Colman, in expanded versions of the same roles.

Dog Altogether was not an easy film to watch, though there was some hope in there, amongst the deep, dark drama, and it certainly deserved all the plaudits it won.

This Tyrannosaur poster premiered on Considine’s official site. The film is due on UK screens on October 7th. Here’s the official plot blurb:

Tyrannosaur is the story of Joseph (Peter Mullan), a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction. As Joseph’s life spirals into turmoil a chance of redemption appears in the form of Hannah (Olivia Colman), a Christian charity shop worker. Their relationship develops to reveal that Hannah is hiding a secret of her own with devastating consequences for both of them.