From Malorie Blackman’s long-awaited adaption of Noughts and Crosses, to Sarah Paulson’s portrayal of a mother obsessed in Run. Here are all of this week’s new movie trailers.
Noughts and Crosses
Were you even a teenager if you didn’t read Malorie Blackman’s iconic book Noughts and Crosses. The fictional dystopia is set at a time where slavery has been abolished but the black “Cross” people still run a world of technological advancement and have a rule over the white “Noughts” people.
The book is told from two perspectives: Callum, who is a Nought, and Sephy, who is a Cross, with the book series detailing how their lives affect one another. After years of fans demanding a screen adaptation, the BBC have announced that they will be turning the first book into a TV series, with Jay-Z’s company Roc Nation and Participant Media executively producing the series, which is scheduled to air 5th March on BBC One.
The trailer has us reliving our teenage fantasies with Peaky Blinders actor Jack Rowan starring as Callum, and newcomer Masali Baduza as Sephy. The trailer also showed us some surprising stars with Brit Award winner Stormzy also acting in the series.
Noughts and Crosses is out on BBC on 5 March
A Quiet Place Part II
Not seen A Quiet Place? Make plans pronto. After a huge success at the box office in 2018, the critically-acclaimed science fiction film is back for a part two with Emily Blunt and director John Krasinski returning. The first filmed racked in nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and Academy Awards, so, it was only right that we saw Emily Blunt return as Evelyn and continue the fight for survival in silence with her family in the outside world. In a buzzy move, Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy and Aquaman’s Djimon Hounsou have joined the cast for part two. The trailer has us on the edge of our seats and we see more of how the outside world has been affected by the alien invasion with minimal noise soundtracking the trailer.
A Quiet Place Part II is out in cinemas on March 2020
The Green Knight
Dev Patel has gone from strength to strength, and The Green Knight is no different. The story is based on an Arthurian legend told by King Arthur’s nephew and Knight of the Round table, Gawain. The tale details a mysterious Green Knight who challenges any knight to strike him with his axe and he’ll return the blow in a year and a day. The film documents the repercussions of Gawain’s actions and how it affects the people around him. The medieval film is directed by A Ghost Story director David Lowery – so expect eerieness galore.
The Green Knight is out in cinemas on 29 May.
An eerie spin of the true story of Gypsy Rose comes a thriller film starring American Horror Story’s Sarah Paulson and newcomer Kiera Allen. The film tells the story of an home-schooled teenager who uses a wheelchair and is cared for by her overprotective mother – until she begins to suspect that she is keeping a sinister secret from her. The film is directed by the director of the mystery thriller film Searching Aneesh Chaganty. Expect a chilling watch.
Yes, we know the holidays are behind us, but the neo-noir Christmas eve film Tokyo Godfathers has been remastered for a re-release. The animation company GKids announced last year that they had acquired the rights for North American theatrical release and a new English language dub is expected to be part of this release. Tokyo Godfathers follows the story of three homeless people who discover a baby girl by a garbage dump. With no clue of who the parents may be, the three band together to solve the mystery. Heartwarming and tearjerking.
Tokyo Godfathers is set for re-release on 9 March
Who would have ever thought that hearing the iconic chorus from Destiny’s Child “Say My Name” would strike so much fear into our hearts, but the warped version which features in the new 2020 Candyman trailer perfectly soundtracks the ensuing gore and violence when, well, you say the name of the urban legend. Written and produced by IRL king Jordan Peele (Get Out, Us), and directed by newcomer Nia DaCosta, the 2020 Candyman is a reinvention/sequel as opposed to an adaptation, where the surviving baby from the first film, played by Aquaman’s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, is now a visual artist who becomes interested in the Candyman legend. Obviously chaos ensues, with Peele lauding the original, citing it as “one of the few movies that explored any aspect of the black experience in the horror genre in the 90s”.