Earlier this week we saw the launch of two sets of posters for what is looking like a great début for Idris Elba as a director.
The first set is a nice look at the main characters from the film with a poster each.
The other set is the new, main, poster. It actually comes in four different background colours but with the same photoshopped image in the middle. Something that tells us quite a lot about what will be happening in the film.
Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D, who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread. D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox. Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne, and his daughter who he’s not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his life of crime and follow “the righteous path”, he encounters the man who shot his brother 10 years earlier, and embarks on a bloody, explosive quest for retribution – a quest which brings him into conflict with vicious London gangster Rico.