Exclusive poster for The Monk starring Vincent Cassel

The Monk opens in the UK next month, and to give you a feel for the film we’ve got an exclusive quad poster, which you can check out in full below.

Starring Vincent Cassel, the film is an adaptation of Matthew Lewis’ gothic novel, from way back in 1796. Famed for its horrific images and violence, the text became quite influential, particularly on the Surrealist movement: Luis Buñuel almost filmed the novel in the ‘60s, before Ado Kyrou adapted that script into Le Moine in 1972.

The story follows Cassel’s titular monk Capucino Ambrosio, a devout religious man who’s led down a very dark path by his carnal temptation. You can understand why it caused a stir with 18th-Century readers...

Check out The Monk poster below:

[ Click on the poster to see it in hi-res ]

The quad wears the film’s gothic ancestry on the sleeves of its hooded cape, and Cassel once again reinstates himself as a man with an unbeatably intense stare.

The Monk opens on 27 April 2012.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.