Typically, when a movie takes three years to find a wide release, there is an obvious reason. And that reason is because the movie sucks and no one wants to distribute it.
But that’s not the case with Netflix’s upcoming film, Imperial Dreams. The movie does not suck. In fact, critics have loved it and back in 2014, it won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival.
John Boyega, who is now best known for his lead role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, stars in this movie as a former convict looking to start a new life with his son in the Imperial Courts projects outside of Los Angeles. And you remember that strange trailer for ‘Kuso‘ we showed you yesterday? Well the director of that film, Flying Lotus, contributed the score for Imperial Dreams.
There is a lot of talent in this movie, and the trailer looks great. We’re glad it is finally getting the wide release it deserves, thanks to Netflix. It will be released on the streaming site on Feb 3, 2017.
Check out the trailer and official synopsis below…
“Bambi (John Boyega) wants to publish his credos and chronicles and start his career the way any other normal young writer would. For Bambi, however, normal is the quandary. “Normal” means returning to Watts, Los Angeles, after a 28-month jail stint to find his young son playing next to his strung-out grandmother. It’s normal for the patriarch of his family to offer Bambi pills, guns, and a drug-running job as a way to welcome him home. A normal visit from his cousin involves Bambi and son performing minor surgery to extract a bullet from his arm. Bambi meets this surreal, ghetto normal with equanimity, but he knows life can’t be “normal” like this for long.”