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

14 August 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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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.

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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

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

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