First images from Straw Dogs remake released online

James Marsden’s all smiley, but not for long...

The first shots from Rod Lurie’s upcoming Straw Dogs remake have landed online.

Alright, they’re grainy scans from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, but they at least offer us our first glimpse of the film’s central cast.

Lurie’s film is a reimagining of Sam Peckinpah’s controversial 1971 thriller, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Susan George as a couple doing up an old English farmhouse.

When they piss off the locals, though, bloody war is waged in the British countryside. The film was banned in the UK in 1984 thanks to its controversial rape scene, then re-released in an edited form in 1995. It was finally released uncut on DVD in 2002.

This new take on Gordon Williams’ novel The Siege of Trencher’s Farm has been relocated to Mississippi, while James Marsden and Kate Bosworth play the young couple.

Check out the pics below...

Straw Dogs opens 28 October.

Think this remake can keep up with the shocking original? Or should we expect some serious watering down? Drop us your thoughts below...

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    • Siban1982

      May 2nd 2011, 17:01

      I don't get it. According to IMDB this is finished and the rather unfortunate average score it's received so far isn't too pleasing. Point is, if this is finished, why don't you have more to show? Can't imagine it's going to sustain the grit of the original but I'm still interested.

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    • Peachy556

      May 2nd 2011, 17:05

      James Marsden: Hardly the Dustin Hoffman of his day is he ?

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    • Ali1748

      May 2nd 2011, 17:58

      Noooo, you must not turn Eric into an evil hick.

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    • BabyDiego

      May 3rd 2011, 15:14

      Ali1748 I think you mean Iceman

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    • mishterlusk

      Aug 20th 2011, 20:06

      This is truly horrific. They need to leave good movies alone and think up their own s**t. Honestly gonna drive me mad all this remake pish.

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    • mishterlusk

      Aug 20th 2011, 20:06

      This is truly horrific. They need to leave good movies alone and think up their own s**t. Honestly gonna drive me mad all this remake pish.

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