Which supernatural trend will take over next? South Korean werewolves or Sam Raimi's warrior angels?
With TWILIGHT coming to a close and HARRY POTTER in the past, what will be the next trend to take over? We have already seen witches, vampires, and zombies. Could the next trend be one of these new films?
Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert have picked up the rights to the young adult novel series ANGELFALL, a self published series that aims to be the next TWILIGHT. As the title implies, the focus is on angels.
Synopsis: Six weeks after angels of the apocalypse descend to demolish the modern world, street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back… even if that means making a deal with an enemy angel Raffe, a warrior who has been left bleeding and wingless. Having only each other to rely on for survival, the two journey towards the angel's stronghold where she must risk everything to rescue her sister and he must decide whether to put himself at the mercy of his enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
Raimi says “Susan is a brilliant writer. She has created a fantastic world with instantly engaging and real characters. I immediately connected with the material and knew that she had conceived the perfect combination for a great fantasy film.”
I don't know, angels? It is hard to make a movie without religious connotation when angels are your focal point. I never thought angels were really cool either. Warrior angels still sounds like an oxymoron. Raimi, when not directing, tends to support more schlocky endeavors, so I am not holding out much hope for this one.
On the other hand, South Korea's A WEREWOLF BOY is already a massive success and could translate to America pretty quickly. With UNDERWORLD already a successful franchise and Taylor Lautner playing one in TWILIGHT, maybe a lyncanthrope-centric series could do the trick?
Synopsis: Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of a boy she knew 60 years ago come flooding back to her. Then young Suni and her family moved to a small village in Korea. There, they encounter a bedraggled orphan boy hiding under a bush and take him in out of pity. Called a “wolf boy” by some for his feral behavior and uncommon strength, Suni teaches the boy how to eat at a table, and read and write so that he might one day live among people. He repays her kindness with a devotion unequalled by any human being, a love that exceeds all normal expectations. Then one day a threat to Suni exposes the boy’s deadly bestial instincts, and in an instant he becomes the subject of the villagers’ fears. In order to save the boy’s life, Suni must abandon him while promising, “Wait for me. I’ll come back for you.”
Check out the trailer and tell me if this doesn't look like a carbon copy of TWILIGHT. I mean, come on.
A WEREWOLF BOY is coming to US theaters soon in limited release and currently holds the #1 spot in South Korea's box office. Is the English remake far behind?
However you look at it, we are going to be doomed to getting crappy, romanticized fantasy movies like this to try and squeeze the teenybopper and lonely twenty year old girl markets. All the while, movies that are actually good bomb. Hopefully someone will come along and make something good we can all enjoy.
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