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BBC Releases Trailer for Adaption of Normal People

The BBC have released the first trailer for their upcoming adaption of Sally Rooney’s acclaimed novel Normal People. The 12-part series is set for release later this year and the script been worked on by Rooney personally.

The book follows Marianne and Connell, two young people from a small town in the west of Ireland, as they move on to university. From two very different backgrounds, their relationship shifts and changes over the years, the dynamics of their social standing constantly playing off against their love for one another.

 

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The adaption stars relative newcomers Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal.

The trailer, released earlier today, features various clips of the pair throughout the series, with a phone call providing the soundtrack. Take a look below:

 

Normal People is the second novel from Rooney, who previously penned Conversations with Friends. The novel was a breakout of 2018, so popular that for a while it was difficult to take the subway or the bus without spotting it in somebody’s hand. BBC acquired the rights to a TV adaption in 2019 and filming commenced in May of last year.

 

 

Normal People will be released later this year on BBC Three in the UK and Hulu in the US.

 

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The Chaos of Chaos Walking

Stay strong, Chaos Walking fans, one day our film will come – maybe.

The Chaos Walking adaption has been a long time in the making. The first book in the series by Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go, was published in 2008 by Walker Books. In 2011, Lionsgate acquired the rights to a film adaption of the entire trilogy. As a massive fan of the series I, like many others, was excited. The original story was well-written, fleshed out, exciting, all the ingredients of a stellar film version were there.

 

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What’s more, news about the adaption was gaining traction, especially after some of the cast was announced. Tom Holland was brought on board as Todd, the story’s 12-year-old protagonist, alongside Daisy Ridley as Viola. Filming started in August 2017 in Montréal, Québec, with a tentative release date of 2019 that quickly became 2020. The movie underwent re-shoots after the first cut was considered “unrealeasable” and since then, the fate of the film has been somewhat uncertain.

 

 

A big part of the issue with the re-shoots lies in the actors’ schedules. For one, Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland have had a busy few years. Between saving distant galaxies and the less distant Manhattan as Rey and Spiderman, both were unavailable for shooting for a number of months. When they returned, it seemed that making audiences believe either of them were in their early teens would be no small feat.

 

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The real kicker of the saga is that the times have simply changed. In 2011, dystopian fiction was huge. The world was ending left, right and center! Katniss was volunteering for The Hunger Games, Tris was jumping on trains, Bella was… well we’re still not entirely sure what Bella was doing. Point is, the tidal wave of dystopia has since passed and it simply isn’t the same market that it once was. Allegiant, the third film adapted from the Divergent series, didn’t receive a great critical response and Rotten Tomatoes awarded it a meager 11%. Ouch. The final movie was scrapped, too.

A Chaos Walking film could have been a massive success back in the era of apocalypses, factions and romance-against-the-odds. Now, it may not have the same appeal. Fans of Ness’ work may fill cinema seats but the question of profit is sticky. Between re-shoots and the constant pushing back of the release date, Lionsgate may find themselves with long term consequences.

 

 

The good news is that fans remain hopeful that the film will eventually see the light of day. Plus, the constant change in release date means that traction is still there as audiences wait for a final deadline. If nothing else, the drama comes as a great excuse to re-read the series from the beginning.

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‘The New Mutants’ Is At Last On It’s Way!

The New Mutants was supposed to come out in 2018, but was pushed to this year. With reshoots done and a new trailer out The New Mutants is set to be released this spring in April.

 

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One thing I really enjoyed about the very first trailer way back when was the vibe to it. It was incredibly different to any X-Men movie we’ve gotten, it was dark and took on more serious tone. Although Logan had the same feel, New Mutants looked like a straight up psychological horror, and I was down. In the trailer we see a clear view of our protagonist and side characters. We also get more glimpses of their powers.

We’ve seen an array of mutant powers from shape shifting, flying, to teleporting and they all seemed incredibly cool, but one mutant that has been highlighted to having frightening powers was Rogue. With a single touch she could literally suck the life out of anyone. Hopefully we’ll get to explore these new mutants powers in the same way we did with her. That we will get to see how terrifying some mutant powers can be.

 

 

In the trailer, the mutants are at an asylum which gives a new and interesting location. It’s literally the opposite of Xavier’s school, which adds a different dynamic. Instead of seeing young mutants learn and practice their powers, we see having to repress them.

 

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But I am a bit weary that the movie is rated PG-13. Logan being rated R proved that with a higher rating a comic movie could capture a more mature tone and absolutely better action. It is also taking a bit of a Joker route where it’s connected to the established X-Men universe but not directly, which leads room to surprise us.

 

 

Watch the newest trailer here

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