Sanjay Dutt's Sadak 2, Swara Bhaskar's Flesh, Hillary Swank's Away: Trailers this week
Mahesh Bhatt returns to direct the sequel of his 1991 film Sadak, starring Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt.
This week, Netflix released the trailer of Hilary Swank's space film, Away. Swank plays an American astronaut Emma Green who is preparing to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars. Other trailers include Adam Devine's Magic Camp, Warner Bros' Judas and the Black Messiah and Samir Tewari's Level 13.
Here’s a closer look at all the trailers released this week:
Almost three decades after Sadak hit the screens, director Mahesh Bhatt is gearing up for the release of its anticipated sequel. The trailer was launched today.
Starring Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur in the lead, the film is about the unlikely bond the trio form when they take on a road journey to the Kailash mountain. As they undertake a trip to self-realisation, a self-proclaimed guru (essayed by Makrand Deshpande), bays for blood.
Produced by Vishesh Films and Fox Star Studios, the movie was originally scheduled to be released in cinemas on 10 July.
The uncertainty around the reopening of theatres, which were shut down in the wake of coronavirus pandemic has pushed the makers to consider a digital release. Sadak 2 is scheduled to release on 28 August on Disney+Hotstar.
Directed by Danish Aslam, Flesh sheds light on the complex world human trafficking victims, perpetrators and law enforcers all caught in the web of this diabolical trade. Swara Bhaskar plays a cop who is tasked to nab a racket and save young girls from a bleak future. Produced by War director Siddharth Anand, the crime drama also stars Akshay Oberoi, Yudhister, Vidya Malvade and Mahima Makwana.
Flesh debuts on 21 August on Eros Now
Hilary Swank and Josh Charles star in Away, an epic story of love and sacrifice from the visionary who brought you Friday Night Lights and Parenthood. pic.twitter.com/HJN1kzhXM9
— Netflix (@netflix) August 10, 2020
Hilary Swank leads a batch of astronauts who have been chosen for the first manned mission to Mars in this sci-fi series. Swank's character Emma Green embarks on a 'treacherous mission to Mars in command of an international crew', leaving behind her husband and teenage daughter back home.
Away will premiere on Netflix on 4 September.
With Magic Camp, Disney brings a comedy of youngsters finding their inner potential under the leadership of an unusual leader (very School of Rock). The comedy will see top two teams fighting for the title of some Top Hat Competition in a summer camp, called the Magic Camp.
The film, directed by Mark Waters of Mean Girls fame, sees Adam DeVine as a down-and-out magician who rediscovers his love for the craft and reignites his career as he is helped by a group of misfit young campers.
The film also stars Gillian Jacobs, Aldis Hodge, Josie Totah, Rochelle Aytes, Rosalind Chao, Michael Hitchcock, Rebecca Metz and Jeffrey Tambor.
Magic Camp premieres on Disney+ on 14 August.
Directed by Samir Tewari, Level 13 features Anup Soni and Sandhya Mridul as a married couple. The trailer reveals that Soni has to attend an office party and convinces an unwilling spouse to accompany him. Soni is in for a surprise as his boss's wife is his ex-girlfriend from college, whom he had dumped. How things go from here will be the subject matter of The Short Cuts production.
Level 13 is available on YouTube and Disney+ Hotstar from 11 August.
Judas and the Black Messiah
Watch the trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah, a movie about the betrayal & assassination of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party. Starring Daniel Kaluuya & LaKeith Stanfield. Only in theaters. “You can murder a revolutionary, but you can’t murder a revolution.” pic.twitter.com/64CrTflFOy
— Warner Bros. Pictures (@wbpictures) August 6, 2020
The movie talks about the betrayal and assassination of Fred Hampton, who was a champion for the black community and the chairman of the Black Panther Party. The drama stars Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Mirror) in the lead and will release in the theatres in 2021.
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