Unused Inglourious Basterds poster


PosterWire got their hands on an unused poster for Inglourious Basterds, and having seen the film I can appreciate how cool this is. It’s a shame it wasn’t used.

unused basterds poster Image

Illustrator James Goodridge spoke to them about the process behind it:

I came up with 6 designs one of which became the favourite of all concerned. However at this time the movie studio decided they’d like to try building it in photoshop. A few weeks later I was asked to produce an illustrated comp. I should mention how important it is to have a creative director who believes in the illustration option and I was so fortunate that this was the case. The comp was approved with only minor changes but we heard nothing more. I never met with anyone at the studio or the filmmakers so I don’t know what took place but the decision was made not to pursue the illustration.

This was the one project this year I thought I’d never get the opportunity to work on after seeing the early teasers so I was really excited to work on it. Yes, I wish the image had been used but I’ve been working in this arena long enough to know that, until it’s printed, nothing is certain.

  • 1337w422102

    I hope they make prints of this available. This is pure perfection and they really should have used it rather than the one with Raine on top of a pile of bodies, ala Duke Nukem 3D boxart…

  • 1337w422102

    I hope they make prints of this available. This is pure perfection and they really should have used it rather than the one with Raine on top of a pile of bodies, ala Duke Nukem 3D boxart…