Recently we’ve been inundated with new super production trailers that have something in common: they’re all action-suspension sci-fi, from big studios, starring current stars and directed by big names. Of the industry. Oh yeah, they also have past storylines in the future and challenge certain elements of our society by making a relevant point. After all, all of the best science fiction debate of our present day, reflecting where we are going. Technological artifacts are just the icing on the cake, the truth is.
In 2021, we will have productions that reflect on war, past lives, memories, simulations and evolution. With that in mind, with the trailer premieres for Infinite, A Guerra do Tomorrow and Reiminscence, from Paramount, Amazon and HBO Max / Warner respectively, we decided to make a new story, adding these productions to other releases. major of the second half. of 2021, which have as their theme the future of our humanity, science fiction and the fantastic. Whether it’s adaptations of classic works, sequels, adaptations from lesser-known books or even original ideas (increasingly rare in Hollywood). Check it out below and if you’re a fan of the genre, don’t forget to write down the dates as they start arriving very soon.
We started the list with this million dollar bet from Paramount, which comes in with both feet in the door to boost its streaming service, Paramount Plus. Asking for space from market giants like Netflix, Amazon and Disney, the studio is investing heavily in its original production platform. Mark Wahlberg is reprising the lead role which would be Chris Evans before having to leave the project for planning reasons. The book-based plot shows the past life relationships of so-called infinite people, who have the gift of remembering their experiences and reincarnations. The film, of course, has a setting in the future and has Matrix touches. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), and the debut is scheduled for this Thursday, June 10.
The war of tomorrow
War is a terrible thing. It is incredible to think that with centuries of human civilization, atrocities continue to be committed. However, there are different types of war. One is for the public. That’s where this super Amazon production fits in, which stars Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) as the protagonist. On screen, the war here is another, against alien invaders (which in the past was often used for analogies). In the plot, ordinary citizens are enlisted to wage a future war against a race that seeks to destroy us, and for this they are transported to a new reality. Chris McKay (Lego Batman) is making his debut as a live-action director and is released on July 2.
Free guy: take control
Many may find that our life today, through a very virtual routine, looks more and more like a big video game. And they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. That’s exactly what this sci-fi action comedy, or almost, does. Mixing Ralph (2012), Player Number 1 (2018) and The Matrix (1999), a banker (Ryan Reynolds) discovers that all of his reality is artificial, since he himself is a computer program within a game. Jodie Comer, from the hit series Killing Eve, co-stars. Shawn Levy, producer of hits like Stranger Things and The Arrival, directs. Production is by the late Fox, who is now part of Disney, and the premiere is scheduled for August 13.
And if some of the items above the list used the influence of The Matrix in their plots, here we can say that this 100% original story uses references to another fiction that marked an era by becoming a very popular phenomenon. : The Origin (2010). In the film with Leonardo DiCaprio, a technology was able to really bring us into our dreams. Here in Reminiscence, a scientist discovers a way to relive the past and decides to use this technology to find a lost love. Hugh Jackman, the Eternal Wolverine, pulls the streetcar into the cast, followed by Rebecca Ferguson and Thandie Newton. The film is written and directed by Lisa Joy, sister-in-law of Christopher Nolan and creator of the Westworld series. It will air on HBO Max on September 3.
One of the most anticipated premieres of the year, super-production Duna is a film that fans have been looking forward to for a long time. To the dismay of its creator, the very talented Denis Villeneuve, the premiere will take place simultaneously in theaters and on the HBO Max platform (courtesy of the coronavirus). Dune, of course, is a timeless work, which arose from the pages of the new classic written by Frank Herbert and was already in theaters in 1984, in a production by David Lynch. Now, Duna will have the chance to redeem herself with the public and become a much sought after franchise. The plot is sort of a godfather of space, showing families (or clans) killing each other for power and control over a rare delicacy. The cast is one of the big attractions here, positioning itself as one of the best in recent years. Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin are just a few of the “players” here. The premiere is scheduled for September 30, before going through the prestigious Venice Film Festival.
Yes, even Marvel has decided to star in sci-fi in 2021. Not that the studio hasn’t set foot in the genre yet, after all the publisher’s comic book basics are closely tied to the science and she was at the origin of creation from characters. like Spider-Man, Hulk, and Iron Man. After conquering space in style with the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, a new super production from the house comes from the sky to visit planet Earth. The Eternals are beings created by alien gods like humans. Over the centuries, they’ve just watched. But now the time has come for them to step in and reveal themselves to us. And when we watch Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek, we make sure we’re facing gods from another planet. The premiere is for November 5, it remains to be seen if it will simultaneously enter the Disney + platform.
For now without a subtitle, the fourth Matrix is a reality. The original 1999 film changed cinema forever and presented a work that was the best of both worlds: it revolutionized the technical part with exquisite effects, such influential fight choreographies that are still used today, and as for the content, if it made her so curious that her plot still resonates. After all, are we really alive, awake, or is this just a big simulation of machines (or gods)? Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions were released in the same year, 2003, with an interval of several months, which ensured true Matrix Mania at the time. Now, in a time of reinvestment in the past and a lot of nostalgia, it’s time to take a fresh look at this universe. Much has changed since then, the directors, the Wachowski brothers, have become the Wachowski sisters, re-meaning (or maybe just exteriorizing) their existence. Others not so much as Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss are back in the roles of Neo and Trinity. The premiere will be on HBO Max on December 22.
Also known for its original title Boss Level. Although it has already premiered in March on the Hulu platform (which is still unseen in Brazil), it has not yet been released in our country and its premiere is promised on August 26 by Imagem Filmes. With Free Guy traits however, returning more to raw and visceral action, this “shot, hit and bomb” film mixes the theme of Spell in Time (1993) with that of video games. Veterans Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts and Michelle Yeoh are the gadgets of the cast. The protagonist is Frank Grillo as a special forces agent trapped in a time loop on the day of his death. Annabelle Wallis completes the main cast. Directed by Joe Carnahan (Class A Squadron).
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