Just when the â€œ50 Shadesâ€ buzz has died down we receive the first official promo image.Â These marketers are geniuses.Â Although there is nothing necessarily spectacular about the image, spectacular is not needed.Â The book feeds off of fantasy and imagination and the movie poster leads you right back into the book.Â The poster shows the back of the main character, Christian Grey as he is overlooking the skyline of Seattle from what appears to be his office.
From the E.L. James novel we know that he is basically a powerful kinky billionaire and that photo is enough to get the mind going in a million different places as to where the movie will go and how things will actually look.Â The same thing we did with the Harry Potter books but a little more erotic.
The placements of this image have also been very strategic.Â There will be five super large billboards and smaller images will be shown in very specific high traffic metropolitan locations: several spots in New York (Grand St. & 6th Ave), Los Angeles (Wilshire Blvd. & Gayley), Chicago (LaSalle & Hubbard), San Francisco (Mission St. & 6th), and Grey’s hometown of Seattle (1st St. & Wall St.). [more…]
As you can see also on the poster, the movie will be released on Valentineâ€™s day of 2015.Â Originally slated for a mid-summer release the effort was pushed back â€“ Iâ€™m just not sure if Valentineâ€™s Day is a good thing or badâ€¦.but as a man in a relationship, my job is hard enough without trying to live up to the sexual escapades of a model looking billionaire.