We finally have an official movie poster for the long-awaited 'Straw Dogs' remake, and it's (almost) everything we could have hoped for. The poster is a take off the iconic Dustin Hoffman one-sheet from the original movie where he dons a broken pair of eyeglasses. In the new one, James Marsden replaces him with the same pose, only now with more Alexander Skarsgård. His look isn't quite as off-putting as Hoffman's, but he still manages to bring a certain level of creepiness that's needed for a story like this.

Hit the jump to see the a full comparison of the two posters.

The film, which stars Marsden, Skarsgård, Kate Bosworth and James Woods, was written and directed by Rod Lurie. Remaking a movie is always risky business, especially something as infamous as Sam Peckinpah's 1972 classic. However, while we are behind the spirit of using the original poster as inspiration, we can't quite get our head around Skarsgård's appearance on the poster. The brilliant thing about the first one was how one simple photo portrayed the danger that was to come.

What do you guys think of the new 'Straw Dogs' poster?

[via /Film]
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