Circus Maximus trailer: Travis Scott, Harmony Korine, Gaspar Noé, Nicolas Winding Refn & more team up

Trailer: Rapper Travis Scott has teamed up with Harmony Korine, Gaspar Noé, Nicolas Winding Refn, and more for Circus Maximus

Almost two years ago, rapper Travis Scott and the entertainment company A24 revealed they were working together on a mysterious project – and they made this revelation by sharing a picture of a script that had blood and coffee stains on it, with the title obscured. Now we know that Scott has actually worked with A24 on two separate feature films that we’re going to be seeing very soon. One of those projects is called Circus Maximus, which Scott directed alongside the likes of Harmony Korine (Kids), Gaspar Noé (Irreversible), Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Valdimar Jóhannsson (Lamb), and music video director Kahlil Joseph. You can watch the trailer for it in the embed above.

Circus Maximus is a companion piece to Scott’s new album Utopia, which will be released this Friday, July 28th. The 75 minute film will reach theatres on July 27th.

Here’s the synopsis: Prepare to enter Circus Maximus as Travis Scott takes his audience on a mind-bending visual odyssey across the globe, woven together by the speaker rattling sounds of his highly anticipated upcoming album Utopia. The film is a surreal and psychedelic journey, uniting a collective of visionary filmmakers from around the world in a kaleidoscopic exploration of human experience and the power of soundscapes.

Scott and Korine also collaborated on the other A24 project, and the folks at The Film Stage have discovered that it’s an “action-oriented feature” that Korine directed with Scott in the lead. That feature was also made to align with Utopia, and it’s believed to be the one Scott was working on when the bloody script was shown on social media. Shot entirely in infrared, it’s called Aggro Dr1ft and will be premiering at the Venice Film Festival, which is set to run from August 30th through September 9th.

I’ll confess that I know nothing about Scott’s musical career – as far as I know, I have never heard any of his work. But these film projects are interesting to me anyway.

Are you a Travis Scott fan? What did you think of the Circus Maximus trailer? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Circus Maximus

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