The September issue of Fangoria Magazine features an interview with Rod Lurie and discussion of his upcoming film “Straw Dogs”. The film will be released on 9/16/2011 in the US and stars Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Kate Bosworth and James Woods. The page scans below show the 3 page article.
The Straw Dogs Facebook page posted the following new posters promoting the movie. The one above shows Alexander Skarsgard in his role of “Charlie” in the film. The ones below show James Marsden and Kate Bosworth:
The page here has additional photos and images from the film including release dates for the film:
Sony Pictures released some great new stills from Rod Lurie’s “Straw Dogs”. I updated the gallery with the new images below:
the film is due to be released in the US on 9/16/11. Can’t wait.
The page here has the trailer and additional info for the film: Straw Dogs:
SOURCE:New TV Spot & Photos From Rod Lurie’s STRAW DOGS.
Rene Rodriguez from The Miami Herald wrote the following review of the film “Straw Dogs”
I saw Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs (due out Sept. 16) this morning and was immediately struck by two things: 1) The film is practically identical to Sam Peckinpah’s original, yet feels completely different (this is easily Lurie’s best work as a director); and 2) the violence isn’t nearly as shocking in 2011 as it was in 1971, but it doesn’t feel as cathartic or rousing as I expected. Instead, the mayhem felt vaguely depressing – a graphic, bloody depiction of the loss of humanity.
Pauline Kael famously referred to Peckinpah’s movie as a “fascist film,” but I doubt she would say the same about Lurie’s version, which boasts a much less graphic rape sequence and still-gory but swift violence that Lurie’s camera doesn’t linger on. I’ve been asking around lately and haven’t found a single person outside of movie critics and film buffs who has seen Straw Dogs: Peckinpah, I think, did a little too good a job at making sure his film was an unpleasant experience.
For the full review please visit Miami.com link below:
Why remake ‘Straw Dogs?’ | miami.com.
For the photo gallery on this site for Straw Dogs see below:
Rod Lurie just tweeted the photograph above from his film “Straw Dogs”. The image shows Kate Bosworth and James Marsden. Alexander Skarsgard portrays the character of “Charlie” in the film. The film is due to be released in September 2011.
Page for Straw Dogs is located here on this site:
Additional images for the film are in the gallery below:
Straw Dogs cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Kate Bosworth, and James Marsden
Robert Butler with the Kansas City Star listed Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs as a movie to watch in 2011. Straw Dogs according to his article is due to be released 9/16/2011 (which is a different date from what was reported earlier) features Alexander Skarsgard, Kate Bosworth and James Marsden.
Mr. Butler states why this film is one to watch in this excerpt:
Straw Dogs” (Sept. 16): Sam Peckinpah’s 1971 original — about a milquetoast professor who must defend his sexy wife and his vacation farmhouse from raging local thugs — is simultaneously terrific and ridiculous. A remake could be a big mistake, but I’m eager to see what director Rod Lurie (“The Contender,” “Deterrence”) and his cast (James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgard) can do with it.
Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/05/2561101/down-with-superheroes-we-look.html#ixzz1AIehDySY
Down with superheroes! We look elsewhere for 2011’s best movies – KansasCity.com.
The gallery below has images from Straw Dogs cast and filming. I know fans of Alexander have been patiently awaiting the release of the film. Sounds like we may have a little bit longer to wait.