It’s Wednesday, and I’m really super tired, so I’ll do another post with news tomorrow, but there’s some great stuff happening I wanted to share despite my eyelids needing a kickstand.
First: The Lost City of Z! I’ll start this part of the post by saying if you haven’t read this book, read it. I read it a few years ago and then later on I heard they wanted to make it into a movie but never caught wind of anything else. It’s about a British explorer named Percy Fawcett who went marching off into the Amazon jungles looking for the fabled lost city of Z. I happen to love explorers and his story is fascinating, so I’m glad this didn’t get lost in development. Anyway, it’s got a great cast that includes Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, and Tom Holland, and here’s the trailer:
Here’s the synopsis:
“Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, THE LOST CITY OF Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages”, the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.”
It’ll be out in UK theaters March 24, and the information I found for its US release date said April 14. I can’t wait.
And also coming out the same day in the UK is The Eyes of My Mother. Park Circus announced the release of Nicolas Pesce’s American gothic hit today. Here’s more:
“The hauntingly beautiful and shockingly original debut from filmmaker Nicolas Pesce stars Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Clara Wong, Flora Diaz and Joey Curtis-Green, is produced by Jacob Wasserman, Schuyler Weiss, Max Born, and executive produced by Borderline Films’ Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin and Josh Mond. The film fuses classic horror ingredients with gothic black-and-white imagery and was called the ‘discovery of this year’s Sundance’ by Indiewire’s Eric Kohn, where it was in the Official Selection category as well as the BFI London Film Festival 2016. It has already received strong critical acclaim fromVariety calling it ‘an exquisite waking nightmare’ and Little White Lies who said it was ‘an extraordinarily assured debut.’
Francisca (played by Kika Magalhaes in a breakout performance) has seemingly been unfazed by death from an early age – her mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, imbued her with a thorough understanding of the human anatomy. When tragedy shatters her family’s idyllic life in the countryside, her deep trauma gradually awakens some unique curiosities. As she grows up, her desire to connect with the world around her takes a distinctly dark form.
Nick Varley, joint-CEO of Park Circus said, ‘We are delighted and proud to be releasing this extraordinary film in UK cinemas and giving audiences the opportunity to experience the incredible work of first-time film maker Nicolas Pesce.'”
I will be reviewing this! I’m so excited. My review will be out next month I think if I remember the date correctly along with my review for the new Katee Sackhoff horror movie Don’t Knock Twice.