A leftover poster for Inglourious Basterds that was never used has surfaced, and it's awesome for all the right reasons: it's painted, it's in the style of an Indiana Jones poster, and it's just incredibly well done.
Painted posters have, for the most part, become a thing of the past, so it's nice to see one done really well every now and then. James Goodridge is the artist of this particular piece of art, and he's talked a bit about his disappointment in having the painting relegated to the "Not For Use" bin:
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. I elected to paint a finished illustration as I didn’t want to get a call at the eleventh hour and have to produce it under the gun. ...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.
Ahh, movie politics. I'm just thankful Goodridge opted to finish the job and finish it right. Because of his work ethic and preparedness we now have another great movie poster on our hands.
Thanks to Poster Wire for the poster.