Is the Unveiling of Eastwood’s ‘Invictus’ Just around the Corner?

Are we a mere days away from our first official glimpse at Clint Eastwood’s Invictus? Last year Warner Bros. held off promoting Eastwood’s Gran Torino until October 23, which is when they released the first picture and the poster for the film followed by the trailer one day later.

I ask only because just a few minutes ago I posted the latest MPAA Ratings update, which included Invictus giving it a PG-13 rating for brief strong language. The film is already set for a December 11 release, which is only one day earlier than Gran Torino hit theaters and despite the fact Gran Torino didn’t pull in any Oscars, it still grossed over $148 million at the domestic box-office and over $269 million worldwide on a meager $33 million budget. Not too bad, and I can only assume while Oscar acclaim is expected for Invictus, following a similar unveiling model may be something WB is eying closely with our current economic marketplace.

So, will we see a sudden unveiling of Invictus this coming Friday, or possibly next Monday? Perhaps, but for now all I can do is point you to the few early looks we have seen.

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