I love a new trailer and this week we have a bunch for you to look forward to.
White Colour Black – Monday, 1st March (Curzon Home Cinema, Peccadillo Player, Amazon, iTunes, Google, BFI Player UK) Leke (Dudley O’Shaughnessy) a young successful photographer on the verge of achieving critical success living a hedonistic lifestyle in London, is suddenly called back to Senegal to bury his estranged father. Having avoided his past for years, Leke finds returning to a culture he no longer feels connected to daunting and struggles to overcome his instinct to run. As he travels across Senegal to his late Father’s village, the tranquillity of the landscape and the warmth of the people force Leke to slow down and embrace a lost part of himself.
Starring: Dudley O’Shaughnessy, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Wale Ojo, Lynne Rodgers
The One – Friday, March 12th (Netflix)
The One is set five minutes in the future, in a world where a DNA test can find your perfect partner – the one person you’re genetically predisposed to fall passionately in love with. No matter how good your relationship, which one of us can honestly say we haven’t thought about whether there is someone better out there? What if a hair sample is all it takes to find them? The idea is simple, but the implications are explosive. We will never think of love and relationships in the same way again.
Starring: Lois Chimimba, Eric Kofi-Abrefa.
Gaia – Tuesday 16th March (World Premiere on SXSW no UK release date as yet)
On a surveillance mission in a primordial forest, a park ranger encounters two survivalists following a post-apocalyptic lifestyle. The boy and his philosophical father seem to have their own religion and a mysterious relationship to nature. There are many suspicious aspects to their existence, but when the cabin is attacked by strange, post-human beings one night, she learns that there is a greater threat in this emergent wilderness. Gaia is an ecological horror fantasy that engages the burning issues of our time.
Starring: Anthony Oseyemi.
The Irregulars – 26th March (Netflix)
Welcome to 19th-century London, where The Irregulars – a group of misfits, work to solve supernatural crimes at the behest of Dr. Watson and his elusive partner, Sherlock Holmes.
Starring Royce Pierreson, McKell David.
Shadow and Bone – April 23rd (Netflix)
Sinister forces plot against a young soldier after she reveals a magical power that may unite her world. Based on Leigh Bardugo’s worldwide bestselling Grishaverse novels, Shadow and Bone finds us in a war-torn world where a lowly soldier and orphan Alina Starkov has just unleashed an extraordinary power that could be the key to setting her country free. With the monstrous threat of the Shadow Fold looming, Alina is torn from everything she knows to train as part of an elite army of magical soldiers known as Grisha. But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be one and the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive.
Starring: Kit Young, Gabrielle Brooks.
The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 4) – Wednesday 28th April (Hulu later released on CH 4)
Season 4 of the show picks up where we left off, with June’s fight for freedom against Gilead. But the risks she takes bring unexpected and dangerous new challenges, and her desire for justice and revenge threaten to consume her and destroy her most cherished relationships.
Starring: O-T Fagbenle.
The Underground Railroad – Friday, May 14th (Amazon Prime Video)
The Underground Railroad chronicles Cora Randall’s (Thuso Mbedu) desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. After escaping a Georgia plantation for the rumoured Underground Railroad, Cora discovers no mere metaphor, but an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors, and a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Over the course of her journey, Cora is pursued by Ridgeway, a bounty hunter who is fixated on bringing her back to the plantation she escaped from; especially since her mother Mabel is the only one he has never caught. As she travels from state to state, Cora contends with the legacy of the mother that left her behind and her own struggles to realise a life she never thought was possible.
Starring: Aaron Pierre, Sheila Atim, Peter De Jersey, Chukwudi Iwuji.
Army Of The Dead – Friday 21st May (Netflix)
Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.
Starring: Omari Hardwick