• [NEWS] "The Water Man" trailer & poster (fantasy adventure)

    From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Fri Apr 16 09:22:29 2021
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    From ComingSoon.net ...

    First trailer & poster for David Oyelowo's The Water Man debuts!
    With just under a month until the film finally receives its wide
    release, RLJE Films has debuted the first trailer and new poster
    for David Oyelowo's directorial debut The Water Man, which is
    set to select U.S. theaters on May 7! The trailer, which
    explores the powerful family story at the heart of the fantasy
    adventure, can be viewed in the player below with the poster
    below it!

    Trailer: (2mins 14secs)



    Directed by Oyelowo on a script from Emma Needell in both of
    their feature debuts, the film centers on Gunner and his mother
    and their special bond, but when his mom's terminal illness
    worsens, he disappears into stacks of of books on both science
    and the supernatural in search of possible cures.

    After learning about the mythic Water Man, who may carry the
    secret to everlasting life, Gunner and his rebellious friend Jo
    go on a quest into the Water Man's mysterious forest. Facing
    challenges and dangers they never imagined, the friends' hope
    for rescue lies with Gunner's father, who must immerse himself
    in his son's world to follow the clues that will lead him to
    the kids and put his family back together.

    "In this story, Gunner Boone, moves to a tiny rural town from
    the big city, with his mother and father in the hope that his
    sick mother will fare better there," Oyelowo wrote in a
    statement. "Unfortunately, his mother gets worse. Through a
    local girl named Jo, Gunner discovers the local legend of
    'The Water Man' who is said to live deep in the woods and has
    the gift of cheating death, Gunner and Jo set out to find him
    and so our adventure begins.

    "The Water Man is a story about how far a heroic young boy
    will go to save his mother. It's about sacrificial love, hope
    and overcoming adversity. I grew up loving family films that
    have adventure, fantasy and jeopardy whilst never patronizing
    their young protagonists. As a father to four children I want
    to share films with my kids that both entertain and equip them
    for the highs and lows that lie ahead. I relish watching films
    with them that both transport our family to a different world
    and then leave us having meaningful conversations. I love
    films that do that, so I set out to make one for them, other
    families and hopefully, the whole world!"

    The cast for the film is led by Lonnie Chavis (This is Us)
    and also stars Oyelowo (Chaos Walking), Rosario Dawson
    (Zombieland: Double Tap), Amiah Miller (War for the Planet of
    the Apes), Alfred Molina (Promising Young Woman) and Maria
    Bello (Lights Out).

    The Water Man is set to hit theaters on May 7!


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