Never Let Me Go – Poster

Fox Searchlight has released the first poster for Never Let Me Go, their new drama starring Keira Knightley, Casey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield.

Strangley Fox Searchlight have decide not to feature any of the three in the poster, which looks more like a book cover. And seeing how it’s based on Time’s best novel of the decade that seems about right.

The official synopsis:

In his highly acclaimed novel NEVER LET ME GO, Kazuo Ishiguro (THE REMAINS OF THE DAY) created a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths. In it he posed the fundamental question: What makes us human? Now director Mark Romanek (ONE HOUR PHOTO), writer Alex Garland and DNA Films bring Ishiguro’s hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen. Kathy (Oscar® nominee Carey Mulligan, AN EDUCATION), Tommy (Andrew Garfield, BOY A, RED RIDING) and Ruth (Oscar® nominee Keira Knightley, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ATONEMENT) live in a world and a time that feel familiar to us, but are not quite like anything we know. They spend their childhood at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. When they leave the shelter of the school and the terrible truth of their fate is revealed to them, they must also confront the deep feelings of love, jealousy and betrayal that threaten to pull them apart.

Fox Searchlight is clearly hoping the same Oscar blessings will be bestowed on Never Let Me Go. Of course, there’s no knowing whether a dystopian coming-of-age story from the man who gave us the darkly engrossing One Hour Photo will appeal to the Academy as much as Remains did back in 1994. Watching Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson repress any hint of sexual desire is gonna be hard to top… even for Spider-Man.

The movie is out early October.