New International Poster for Edinburgh Film Festival Opener Hyena

Here's an animalistic one-sheet for the crime thriller

A few days ago we reported that Hyena had been chosen as the opening film for this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. Now here's the first poster for the film, giving a nice spin to that title and its relationship to lead character Michael Logan (Peter Ferdinando).

The story sees corrupt copper and high-functioning addict Logan pushed to the limit by the arrival of increasingly ruthless gangs of Albanian gangsters. We're told that, "Michael's razor sharp instincts have always kept him one step ahead, but now his increasingly self-destructive behaviour and the sheer brutality of the new gang lords find Michael in a spiralling descent of fear and self-doubt." Sounds dangerous.

The film also stars Kill List's Neil Maskell and MyAnna Buring, as well as Stephen Graham and Richard Dormer. It's all directed by Gerard Johnson, making a return to the Festival after his debut, Tony, did well there in 2009.

You can see Hyena at the EIFF on June 18, or in UK cinemas in October, courtesy of Metrodome. And if you're in Edinburgh this year, look out for the Empire events taking place there; more info as it's announced here.