Star Wars, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy, Frank Darabont’s The Mist, “The Walking Dead,” E.T., Masters of the Universe… the list can go on forever. If it had an unforgettable poster, chances are Drew Struzan is the man behind it.
According to Deadline the flick Drew: The Man Behind the Poster will be making its premiere on July 19th at the Gaslamp 15 in San Diego during Comic-Con. Can you even imagine a more fitting place?
Directed by Erik P. Sharkey, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster is a feature-length documentary highlighting the career of artist and illustrator Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, and Star Wars trilogies.
Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Thomas Jane, Sam Witwer, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, and many other artists, critics, and filmmakers, this film spans the journey of Drew’s early life and career in album cover art through his success as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of all time to his most recent “post retirement” life and works of fine art.
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