Sometimes posters for really great movie are really, really bad. Just for fun, I’m starting a project where I create posters from assets I can find on the internet in an attempt to reimagine and try to truly capture the essence of the films better than the originals.

The first of these is the film WIDOWS (2018). The original poster is a copout tragedy - classic floating heads/explosions & Photoshop situation. I find it unfortunate that such a well crafted film, by acclaimed director Steve McQueen, would have art that doesn’t represent these strong female characters and the true gravitas of the film. Yes, it’s partly a heist movie, but it’s also about these four resilient women who go through extreme trauma and come out the other end stronger despite it all. Highly recommend and I hope I’ve done it better justice.

Below is the original key art.