Sunday, 20 May, 2018

First Trailer of Freddie Mercury Biopic Starring Rami Malek Released on YouTube

A screenshot from the Backpacker Board website A screenshot from the Backpacker Board website. Source RNZ
Stacy Diaz | 16 May, 2018, 10:32

A trailer has been released for the upcoming biopic drama film about famed rock band Queen.

For nearly a year now, snippets of footage and pictures have slowly been revealed, but now, a full trailer has dropped and the wait has been worth it. Due in theaters November 2 and directed by Dexter Fletcher, the project stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury and follows Queen from their creation in 1970 - when the singer teamed up with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor - to the band's iconic 1985 performance at Live Aid.

Freddie Mercury (pictured here in 1986) and Rami bare an uncanny resemblance.

Rami Malek seems to be operating on a whole other plane here, and I hope that the larger than life presence he depicts when on stage as Mercury also manages to filter through his performance as Mercury during the moments when he isn't on stage.

The trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody is short on dialogues and predominently focuses on Queen's music and behind the scene shots.

Bohemian Rhapsody is scheduled for release in the U.S. on 2 November, however an Australian date is yet to be announced.

It ends with their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock.

Then, in December, after three months of filming, director Bryan Singer was sacked for being absent from the production on multiple occasions and clashing with the cast and crew.

"In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day".