20th Century Fox has released a new, very photoshopped, poster for Brian Percival’s The Book Thief. Are Sophie and Geoffrey meant to be burning like that?

The film is based on the Markus Zusak novel of the same name, a focuses on a young girl who wages a personal war against the Nazis in occupied Germany by stealing books and lending them to others.

The film stars Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer.

The Book Thief is out in the US on November 15th, with Ireland following on January 31st.

Based on the beloved bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a new family in World War II Germany.

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  1. yeahright

    Very photoshopped poster? Really? That’s the dumbest comment ever made on a film poster. Of course it’s photoshopped to show the effect of the film’s surroundings, and in turn add a more emotional feel to the poster. Crappy site.

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  2. Niall

    Thank you for your critique on the post and on the site. While I appreciate that photoshop is used to create movie posters I do expect a higher level of effort than was put into this particular one. There is an obvious disconnect between the characters in the foreground and the bonfire in the background. This is an overt sign of photoshop cut and paste work, hence the comment. Also the burning pages in the immediate foreground are out of scale with the rest of the image and feel forced into the scene. The book has an iconic cover and so it is disappointing to see that they cared so little about this particular image.

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