The website ComingSoon.net has put up the first poster for “The Beaver”, which is the Mel Gibson-starring, Jodie Foster-directed dark comedy about a guy that uses a beaver puppet to communicate. Here is that poster. Wow. Simply…wow.
Say what you want about Mel Gibson and his personal troubles, but the guy is pretty good behind and in front of the camera. This poster also shows that he doesn’t have a problem making fun of himself. You could say he doesn’t really have a choice at this point, but regardless, he’s still willing to sort of take a shot at himself.
The real certainty here is that this is the creepiest puppet I’ve ever seen. Way, way creepier than that Lamb Chop or Madame puppet. I’m honestly having trouble looking at it and I’m considering sticking a Post-It Note on my monitor until I am finished writing here. I bet you think it’s the eyes that are creeping me out. Nope. It’s the mouth. The teeth-tongue combo is really making me insane. In fact, I bet that watching this movie will be more intense and disturbing than watching James Franco hack off his own arm in “127 Hours”.