We are releasing a film entitled, "Godspeed", a Taiwanese action/crime/comedy/caper movie which played very well in the festival circuit, and is now making its public launch this May. Although we have a few poster designs, they were mostly made for foreign markets, and do not necessarily cross over to our territory (United States).
The film is quirky, and funny in subtle, endearing ways. The two main characters, an odd couple of sorts, befriend each other in order to complete the dangerous task of delivering drugs for (not-so) easy money.
Here's a pinterest board I created which includes the original posters, along with some complimentary movies:
Here's the trailer:
I would suggest watching the movie before embarking on this, though you may grasp a great idea without needing to...your call.
Most of the movie references I provided our buddy/cop movies. This is a bit different, as they are not cops, but rather two hapless strangers who get caught up in a very nefarious drug deal. The movie has inklings of Tarantino, with the bad guys small talking about inconsequential things (i.e. whether or not the kingpin should take off the covering from his couch), punctuated by action.
The best analogy I can think of (which doesn't appear in the pinterest board) would be the two peasants in Hidden Fortress that get caught up in helping Toshiro Mifune save a princess. It's their innocence and folly that make for great comedy, and was actually the inspiration for C3PO and R2D2. The two main characters are like this, silly, sometimes driven by pettiness, but ultimately good, likable, and innocent to their surroundings. They don't have a Toshiro Mifune warlord to keep them in check, only each other's burgeoning friendship to make things right.
So how to you portray this in poster form? That's the challenge! Hoping you can identify in visual form the personality or comedy of this into a compelling poster.
Thanks so much and good luck!