Get ready for the summer of Netflix as the streaming site debuts its summer slate in new mega trailer – more details here.
Whilst cinemas are gearing up for re-opening, streaming sites like Netflix is still turning up the heat with its wide range of offerings. The streaming giant has just dropped a mega trailer showcasing their summer slate. There’s a lot on offer, here’s what we know so far.
The Mitchells Vs. The Machines
Releasing this Friday (30th April) the film was initially held back from a big screen debut in 2020 before the streaming company acquired the rights.
Things Heard And Seen
The Amanda Seyfried thriller is on it’s way on to the site this weekend. Check out the full trailer here.
It’s always exciting to see Kelvin Harrison Jr.’s name attached to a project and this one is no different. More details and the trailer here, it’s out on the 7th May.
The French survival thriller starring Mélanie Laurent arrives on Netflix on the 12th May. More on the film here.
The Woman In The Window
Not long to wait for this one now, Amy Adams turn as agoraphobic Anna Fox lands on the platform on the 14th May. More here.
Army Of The Dead
Zack Snyder’s second spin in the zombie world debuts on the 21st May. Starring Dave Bautista, Huma Qureshi and Tig Notaro, you can find out more here.
Il Divin Codino
‘A chronicle of the 22-year career of soccer star Roberto Baggio, including his difficult debut as a player and his deep rifts with some of his coaches.’
Another doc, this one releases on the 26th May, will it hit the heights of 2019’s Diego Maradona?
‘A research experiment about the afterlife goes awry, when Gla and Wee, two medical doctor buddies see a ‘ghost’ with their own eyes for the first time, an encounter that spawns an insatiable binge to find a scientific explanation for ghostly spirits, and to find proof of an afterlife.’
Flatliners meets The Sixth Sense? Maybe? The concept sounds great anyway. You can catch this one on the 26th May.
‘The incredible true story of Casa Hogar, the Mexican boys home that entered the world’s biggest fishing tournament to save their orphanage.’
Sure to be a heart-warming and inspiring drama, it releases on the 27th May.
‘Din, a working-class college student with big dreams but small means, and Long, a cynical but all-powerful dragon capable of granting wishes, set off on a hilarious adventure through modern day Shanghai in pursuit of Din’s long-lost childhood friend, Lina.’
This one comes from Sony Pictures Animation and even just from the small clips in the video looks charming and adorable. It already had a thetrical release in China and is due internationally on Netlfix on the 11th June, with voices from John Cho and Constance Wu.
‘In this heartwarming, funny, and emotional true story, Kevin Hart takes on the toughest job in the world: Fatherhood.’
Directed by Paul Weitz (About A Boy) who also wrote the script with Dana Stevens (Safe Haven) it’s based on the book Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love. The film is scheduled for release on the 18th June 2021.
‘Suruli, a nomadic gangster has to choose between good and evil in a war for what one can truly call home.’
One of the first big Tamil films on the streaming site this year and Netflix India has promised it will entertain fans. It’s out on the 18th June.
Good On Paper
‘After years of putting her career ahead of love, stand-up comic Andrea Singer has stumbled upon the perfect guy. On paper, he checks all the boxes but is he everything he appears to be?’
This one is based on a ‘mostly’ true story and involves two best friends setting out on a wild goose chase to see if this perfect man really is just that. It’s out on the 23rd June.
Trollhunters: Rise Of The Titans
‘Following the events of the Tales of Arcadia trilogy, the heroes of Arcadia must band together to protect humanity from the evil Arcane Order, who wield their dark and uncontrollable magic to summon ancient titans that threaten to destroy the world.’
A surefire hit for Trollhunters fans, this is the grand finale of the franchise coming from the mind of Guillermo Del Toro and it’s due in July.
‘A devastated husband (Jason Momoa) vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter.’
This one is coming out on the 20th August with Momoa perhaps giving us his best Liam Neeson impression based on the films concept.
The Kissing Booth 3
‘It’s the summer before Elle heads to college, and she’s facing the hardest decision of her life: whether to move across the country with her dreamy boyfriend Noah or fulfill her lifelong promise to go to college with her BFF Lee.’
Fans of the franchise will be delighted for the next chapter in the teen series, which was secretly filmed back to back with last years The Kissing Booth 2. No official date yet.
The Last Mercenary
‘In this action-comedy Jean-Claude Van Damme plays a mysterious former secret service agent who must urgently return to France when his estranged son is falsely accused of arms and drug trafficking by the government, following a blunder by an overzealous bureaucrat and a mafia operation.’ No details on the UK release date yet but based on the short clips in the trailer, it looks like it’ll be an action packed one.
‘A vacationing couple fall trap to a violent conspiracy with tragic consequences.’
Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed
‘Discover the life and legacy of timeless landscape artist Bob Ross.’
Not much known about this documentary so far other than it’ll be released sometime this summer.
This one also doesn’t have a confirmed UK release date but originally went by the name Desert Dolphin.
‘The film tells the story of a teenage tribal girl in Rajasthan, India who discovers skateboarding after a thirty something British-Indian girl introduces skateboarding in a village.’
La Casa De Las Flores: La Peliaula
Otherwise known as The House of Flowers, this is a movie spin-off from the Mexican series following characters from the original show. No UK date is currently available.
‘After a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, chaos quickly begins to consume the world. Only Jill, an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter. The question is, can Jill safely deliver her daughter and save the world before she herself loses her mind.’
Birdbox was a huge hit for Netflix and perhaps Awake will recapture that magic. Starring Gina Rodriguez (Kajillionaire) it’s directed by Mark Raso whose last film was 2017s Kodachrome.
America: The Motion Picture
‘A chainsaw-weilding George Washington teams with beer-loving Sam Adams to take down the Brits in a tongue-in-cheek riff on the American Revolution.’
With Channing Tatum voicing the lead role of George Washington, not sure based on the preview clips this will be one for the history buffs, but it looks like it could be a lot of fun with Archer alum Matt Thompson in the directors chair.
Blood Red Sky
‘A woman with a mysterious illness is forced into action when a group of terrorists attempt to hijack a transatlantic overnight flight. In order to protect her son she will have to reveal a dark secret, and unleash the vampire within that she fought to hide.’
Vampires on planes. Really, what more can you want?
He’s All That
‘An influencer accepts a challenge to turn the school’s biggest loser into prom king.’
Yes, it’s the gender swapped remake of 90s classic She’s All That starring TikTok star Addison Rae. Some nerves over this one, based on the newly released images it will cater to fans of The Kissing Booth and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – but how will fans of the original feel on this fresh take?
‘One-of-kind kinkajou spends his days playing music to the crowds in a lively Havana square with his beloved owner Andrés. When tragedy strikes shortly after Andrés receives a letter from the famous Marta Sandoval, inviting her old partner to her farewell concert with the hope of reconnecting, it’s up to Vivo to deliver a message that Andrés never could: A love letter to Marta, written long ago, in the form of a song.’
Alongside In The Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda brings us another exciting muscial summer hit with this animation, also from Sony Pictures Animation. Originally scheduled for a theatrical release, it will now debut on the streaming platform.
‘Nina discovers a video of her boyfriend’s betrayal going viral and, to overcome the breakup, she uses her contacts to travel to Salvador during Carnival, together with her three best friends.’
Girl power films set in gorgeous locations do seem to be a sub-genre on Netflix, and this one looks fun, even if we haven’t seen much of the plot. It’s giving me strong Bratz vibes.
Fear Street Trilogy
Theee films entitled Part 1: 1994, Part 2: 1978 and Part 3: 1666, they’re based on the book series of the same name by Goosebumps author R. L. Stine. The films will be released one month after each other.
Check out the full video below to see some of the films stars giving their reactions to the upcoming slate. What one are you most excited for?