Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Maze Runner Poster Lands
Welcome to the concrete jungle
Comic-Con: Mad Max: Fury Road Footage Online
And some new images and posters
Teaser Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Katniss fights another day
Tarantino Confirms Revived Hateful Eight
Tells Comic-Con, 'We're doing it'.
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
23 July 2014
Exclusive Before I Go To Sleep Poster
Firth, Kidman and Strong give us the evils
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Seventh Son
31 December 2014
Kingsman: The Secret Service
17 October 2014
Before I Go to Sleep
05 September 2014
A Promise
01 August 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Devil's Knot (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transcendence (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Railway Man (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Closed Circuit (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Gambit (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Exclusive: New Dorian Gray Poster
Creepy stuff for Oscar Wilde adaptation

14 August 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

submit to reddit

As literary classics go, Oscar Wilde's story The Picture of Dorian Gray is scary, disturbing stuff. And appropriately, it looks from this poster like Oliver Parker's film version, Dorian Gray, is also going to creep us all out.

It's the story of the titular Dorian (Prince Caspian's Ben Barnes), a privileged and beautiful young man in Victorian England who wishes, as he gazes at his latest portrait, that the picture could age instead of him. Lo and behold, it does - but as Dorian becomes older and more corrupt, the portrait in the attic becomes a monster.


The film is out on September 9, also starring Colin Firth, Ben Chaplin, Rachel Hurd-Wood and Rebecca Hall. We can feel the shivers down on spines now.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Gentleman Broncos Trailer Arrives
Jared Hess newie is nearly with us
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

I'm very excited about this film...
...But am I the only person who has seen this poster and been aware of how cheap and shit it looks?! Not creepy, just a REALLY shoddy photoshop job. How long did it take, a couple of minutes while the artist was waiting for the toilet? Please, somebody agree so I can sleep at night... More

Posted by Jimbob Squarepants at 23:33 on 16 August 2009 | Report This Post

This Version of Dorian Gray Has Potential
I have always liked Dorian Gray. I have seen several versions that were fair to middling. I didn't know this film was in production. The cast sounds quite good. Ben Barnes was excellent in Prince Caspian and Easy Virtue. Rebecca Hall is one of my favoirte up-and-coming actresses. She was fantastic in Starter For Ten and Vicky Christina Barcelona. Colin Firth is sexy as hell. He will always be Mr, Darcy (Pride and Prejudice 1995) to me. I will definitely see Dorian Gray. More

Posted by Kimmycat24 at 15:03 on 15 August 2009 | Report This Post

Flakey
Finally...a film about eczema!!! More

Posted by MaxRenn at 20:04 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Really Hope The Films Delivers.
The poster looks great, really creepy (for some reason, it kinda reminds me of the last scene in Sleepy Hollow, when they're walking down the London street). I just hope its as good as it sounds, because its disapoitning when you're expecting a film to be awesome and it just doesn't come close to what you hoped for. Fingers crossed it'll be good! More

Posted by Strange Zero at 19:43 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

That's Terrifying!
That poster is freaky, I thought Ben Barnes would be a little weak to be a proper character like Dorian Gray but here he looks really terrifying. My sister can't wait to see this and so am I, this will be intresting to see in the big screen I'm sure of it. More

Posted by joanna likes films at 16:57 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Cautiously optimistic
Parker already has two adaptations of Wilde's plays (Ideal Husband and Ernest) so he should know what he is doing with these now. Here is hoping that it lives up to the trailer. Not sure about the artowrk on the poster though - little bit two-face from batman for my liking. More

Posted by JimKing75 at 12:30 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

That looks very cool. Really hope there is some footage at Movie-Con! Quite odd seeing Ben Barnes with blue eyes though! More

Posted by nclowe at 11:33 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

can't wait
i Love this book, i think it is a fantastic story, i recently went to see the Matthew Bourne Dorian Gray which i also really enjoyed so i hope that Olli Parker doesn't screw it up!! More

Posted by LucyPearce at 11:23 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Uberlame More

Posted by Agent69 at 11:17 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Who's Oliver Wilde?, I think you mean Oscar, look at me I'm correcting a professional writer, HAH More

Posted by chrisnolan64 at 10:31 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

Oooh, creepy.
It's one of my favourite novels, so let's hope they don't completely ruin my expectations. Poster looks ok though. More

Posted by gitboy at 10:25 on 14 August 2009 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Explore The Massive Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Banner
Use our interactive gadget to zoom in on Hulk, Iron Man, The Vision and co. in action

The 10 Biggest Stories Of Comic-Con 2014
The shocks to emerge from this year's geek-fest. Avengers! Max! Mann!

Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)