A poster has finally been released for Adam McKay’s latest comedy, The Other Guys. Unlike most promos, he’s decided to go the high tech route and release a live action, motion version. It features actors Mark Wahlberg and frequent collaborator Will Ferrell going head to head, toe to toe, and gun to gun, which of course ends badly for all parties involved. Check it out…
The Other Guys centers on two New York detectives Allen Gamble (Ferrell), a forensic accountant who’s more interested in paperwork than hitting the streets, and Detective Terry Hoitz (Wahlberg), a tough guy who’s been stuck with him as his partner ever since an unfortunate run-in with Derek Jeter. They both idolize the city’s top cops, Danson and Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson), but when an opportunity arises for the “Other Guys” to step up, things don’t quite go as planned.
I absolutely love this motion poster. For some odd reason it gives me flashbacks of Wahlberg in Max Payne. It’s almost like he’s parodying the character, and who doesn’t like seeing actors makes fun of themselves? The biggest sell has to be the song, “Ridin’ Dirty” by Chamillionaire. It’s a perfect fit with the slow motion and the over the top poses of both actors. I need this movie in theaters now!
The Other Guys opens nationwide on August 6, 2010.
What do you think of the motion poster for The Other Guys? Are you interested in seeing the film?