Latest Banner For Inherent Vice Apes Da Vinci’s The Last Supper


What better way to showcase the neon-clad visual style of a film than a banner poster? Why, two banner posters, of course!

Following up on the original cover image from earlier this month, Warner Bros. has unveiled a second banner for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, which assembles the star-studded cast into a scene reminiscent of Da Vinci’s The Last Supper mural.

Starring Joaqun Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson and The Hunger Games star Jena Malone to name but a few, Inherent Vice follows Phoenix’s stoner private eye Doc Sportello, who one day finds Shasta — an ex lover of his — arriving out of the blue demanding his help.

Having directed the likes of Boogie Nights, Punch Drunk Love and last year’s The Master throughout his celebrated career, there’s no doubting Anderson’s flair behind the lens, and we’re excited to see how his latest film is received come release.

Inherent Vice is the seventh feature film from Paul Thomas Anderson and is due to make its bow in a limited release on December 12. In the meantime, you can feast your eyes on some stills from the drug-fuelled mystery in the gallery below. For more on the picture, you can check out our review.

“Inherent Vice” is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin…well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused – except this one usually leads to trouble. With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists… Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp – all Thomas Pynchon.”