In this episode of Trailer Talk, Dan and I look at February 2020 and talk about Candyman, the latest horror reboot slash pseudo-sequel that likely ignores all the previous films except the original in the Candyman franchise while still offering interesting commentary on western racial tensions, Spiral, the latest horror reboot slash pseudo-sequel that likely ignores all the previous films except the original in the Saw franchise while still offering interesting commentary on western racial tensions, The Green Knight, a dark fantasy film distributed by the ever consistent quality measure of A24 and our excitement over the promises offered in this stark, visually pleasing trailer, and finally F9, or Fast and Furious 9, or The Fast Saga, the latest in the never-ending Fast and Furious franchise, and Daniel’s unfettered excitement at another bonkers, absurd car movie where people defy the functional laws of creation and look cool while doing it.
February 2020 gave us some interesting trailers, and by all accounts, these are really just some teaser trailers, but it’s amazing the wealth of information let alone effectiveness these trailers had on getting us pumped for some cool movies coming out this year.
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Below are the trailers we discuss in this episode:
Description: A “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror film Candyman that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighborhood where the legend began.
Director: Nia DaCosta
Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Williams, and Tony Todd
Release Date: June 12, 2020
Description: A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw.
Director: Darren Lynn Bousman
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock, Max Minghella, and Marisol Nichols
Release Date: May 15, 2020
The Green Knight
Description: A fantasy re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Director: David Lowery
Starring: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Barry Keoghan, Erin Kellyman, and Ralph Ineson
Release Date: May 29, 2020
Fast and Furious 9
Description: Cypher enlists the help of Jakob, Dom’s younger brother to take revenge on Dom and his team.
Director: Justin Lin
Starring: Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, and Michael Rooker
Release Date: May 22, 2020
Trailer Talk is a podcast/article released at the end of every month and contains an informative and entertaining discussion of that month’s trailers.
Daniel Braindead is a producer, and cohost of Cinematic Doctrine. Combining his BA of Biblical Studies, brief study in Journalism, and an overdose of film trivia and film history, Daniel brings clarity and comedy to Trailer Talk and Monthly Movie News. His prowess for cultural understanding and biblical application always brings something new to the table.