Straw Dogs poster unveiled

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The first poster for James Marsden’s remake of Straw Dogs has gone online.

And there’s a distinct whiff of déjà vu about it, this new one sheet basically being an exact replica of the poster for Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 original.

That film starred Dustin Hoffman, and its poster featured the Hoff wearing a pair of smashed glasses.

With the poster for the remake, we get Marsden doing the smashed glasses thing instead, in black and white, sporting a similarly sinister expression.

It’s basically the exact same image (right down to the arrangement of the smashed lens), with the only addition to this new one sheet being Alexander Skarsgård’s face where Marsden’s eye should be.

Check out the poster below…

Should we expect similar copycatting from the remake itself? Or is this just a case of canny marketing?

Guess we'll find out when Straw Dogs opens 28 October 2011.

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.