After unveiling a rather sumptuous trailer last month, the slowly building marketing campaign for Joe Wright‘s promisingly dazzling “Anna Karenina” continues, now with a new poster for the movie that puts Keira Knightley in the path of an oncoming train. Anyone who’s read the book will know what that means.
Well, it’s a far less cluttered one sheet than the first one, revealing a bit more of the showy stage around which the narrative pivots, with Jude Law and Aaron Johnson thrown to the side. Anyway, Joe Wright is definitely going for something far beyond what we might come to expect in a period-based adaptation of a literary masterwork, yet the tone of the trailer is evocative of some of the great, classic pieces of cinema of yore (think “Doctor Zhivago“). Frankly, we’re getting a Baz Luhrmann vibe but with a more restrained hand, and without the Jay-Z tossed in for the kids.
Take a look at the full poster below. “Anna Karenina” opens in the U.K. on September 7th and in the U.S. on November 9th. [Moviefone]