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First Poster For The Iceman Arrives
Michael Shannon is in a killer mood

26 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Cinema Teaser (Via The Playlist)

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In case you haven’t been following the film’s slow-cooked development, no, The Iceman is not the continuing adventures of Val Kilmer’s narky pilot from Top Gun. It is, in fact, the strange-but-true story of mob assassin Richard Kuklinski, and the first poster for the film, showing Michael Shannon in character, is now online and can be viewed below.

Shannon plays Kuklinski, a man who led a strictly separate double life. To his wife Deborah (Winona Ryder), he was a loving, attentive family man and business type who was gainfully employed. But his other existence was something quite different: he specialised in untraceable killings and got his nickname thanks to his habit of freezing his victims post mortem to keep them from the prying detection of the police and forensics investigators.


To see a full size version at Cinema Teaser, click on the pic above

Chris Evans is co-starring as Robert Pronge, who helped teach Kuklinski the ways of the assassin, with Ray Liotta as a mob boss. Ariel Vroman is the director and co-writer who dragged this one to the screen based on Anthony Bruno’s book The Iceman: The True Story Of A Cold-Blooded Killer and filmed interviews conducted with those who knew Kuklinski.

There’s no word on a release date just yet, but it does look promising, not least because it lets Shannon rock a creepy beard, which makes him oddly look a bit like Timothy Olyphant.


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Loving husband?
I have to point out that. in the superb book, Kuklinski began as a doting husband and father but later treated his family with complete disdain, ignoring one of his children almost completely, and abusing his wife when his mood was bad. Ive been eagerly looking forward to this movie, since Mickey Rourke was circling the role, but I hope the moviemakers are not diluting the shocking events that unfold. Read the book, it really is superb. More

Posted by joe_cool2702 at 18:46 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: First Poster For The Iceman Arrives
It's fine... uninspired. So many bland posters out there these days. More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 17:20 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Hmmmmmmm
Not sure if this is the man I pictured while reading the book, I don't think he comes across as imposing. Will have to see a trailer. And yes, this is a must read book. More

Posted by JAYDAK1SS at 14:50 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Loving husband?
I have to point out that. in the superb book, Kuklinski began as a doting husband and father but later treated his family with complete disdain, ignoring one of his children almost completely, and abusing his wife when his mood was bad. Ive been eagerly looking forward to this movie, since Mickey Rourke was circling the role, but I hope the moviemakers are not diluting the shocking events that unfold. Read the book, it really is superb. More

Posted by joe_cool2702 at 09:41 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Loving husband?
I have to point out that. in the superb book, Kuklinski began as a doting husband and father but later treated his family with complete disdain, ignoring one of his children almost completely, and abusing his wife when his mood was bad. Ive been eagerly looking forward to this movie, since Mickey Rourke was circling the role, but I hope the moviemakers are not diluting the shocking events that unfold. Read the book, it really is superb. More

Posted by joe_cool2702 at 09:38 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post

Loving husband?
I have to point out that. in the superb book, Kuklinski began as a doting husband and father but later treated his family with complete disdain, ignoring one of his children almost completely, and abusing his wife when his mood was bad. Ive been eagerly looking forward to this movie, since Mickey Rourke was circling the role, but I hope the moviemakers are not diluting the shocking events that unfold. Read the book, it really is superb. More

Posted by joe_cool2702 at 09:38 on 27 March 2012 | Report This Post


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