Daphne du Maurier’s stories have been delighting audiences for the best part of a century, spawning more than a dozen film adaptations and tens of television dramatisations. One more to add to the catalogue: Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca, a sun-dappled psychological thriller based on the author’s famed 1938 novel of the same name.
Starring Armie Hammer as dashing widower Maxim de Winter and Lily James as his unnamed suitor, who becomes haunted by the memory of her new husband’s late first wife, this bold retelling promises to bring du Maurier’s timeless gothic romance to a new audience. To celebrate the release of Rebecca on Netflix on 21 October, we’re setting a new creative brief inspired by the film and the source material.
For this brief, we’d like you to create an alternate poster for Rebecca. Your design should be illustrated, and must include the film’s title and at least one of the main stars, Armie Hammer and Lily James. It must be formatted in A1 portrait size.
We’re looking for something bold, completely original and classically styled, whether you choose to take inspiration from the 1930s, when Wheatley’s film is set and when du Maurier’s novel was first published, or a later period.
Here’s the official poster to get your creative juices flowing…
The overall winner, as chosen by our in-house team, will receive a first edition copy of ‘Rebecca’ with a postcard signed by Daphne du Maurier. We’ll also throw in a copy of our magazine plus a signed print of Netflix’s alternate Rebecca poster, which will be revealed soon.
The winning entry plus two runners up will be printed and displayed at sites around London, alongside the main official poster, with full credit to the entrant.
All entries must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject line ‘Rebecca creative brief’ by midday GMT on Monday 28 September.
You can also send us your entry via Twitter or Instagram by tagging @LWLies, but be sure to email us a hi-res version of your entry as well. Please remember to include your full name so we know who to credit. Good luck!
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Published 11 Sep 2020
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