Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon trailer: Ana Lily Amirpour fantasy thriller gets September release

Earlier this year, we heard that Saban Films had acquired the North American distribution rights for Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon, a fantasy thriller from Ana Lily Amirpour, the filmmaker behind the Iranian vampire tale A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night and the crazy post-apocalyptic story The Bad Batch. Now we know when we’re finally going to have the chance to see Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon, which began filming way back in July of 2019. The film is getting a theatrical, Digital, and On Demand on September 30th – and with that day coming up fast, a trailer has arrived online. You can check it out in the embed above.

Described as a “stylized fairy tale”, the film is said to “pair strange, violent, and humorous sequences with a range of music from heavy metal to Italian techno.” The story is 

a mind-bending adventure set in the swampy neon-lit streets of New Orleans, and inspired by fantasy-adventure movies of the 1980s and ’90s. At its center is a girl with strange and dangerous abilities who escapes from a mental asylum and rejoins the chaos of modern-day civilization, on the hedonistic streets of the French Quarter.

Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon stars Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), Craig Robinson (Zack and Miri Make a Porno), Evan Whitten (Mr. Robot), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), and Korean actress Jeon Jong-Seo (The Call), who made her English language debut here.

Josh Lesher and Dylan Weathered produced the film through Le Grisbi Productions, and Adam and Robbie Mirels produced for 141 Entertainment. Erika Olde and Sam Roseme of Black Bicycle, Luke Rodgers of Wiip, and Thorsten Schumacher of Rocket Science served as executive producers. Mike Upton was the line producer.

I enjoyed A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night well enough to be on board to watch anything Ana Lily Amirpour makes. So even though I couldn’t get into The Bad Batch, I’ll still be sure to watch Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon as soon as possible.

What did you think of the Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon trailer? Will you be watching this movie? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon

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