If there’s one thing Hollywood loves more than making movies, it’s promoting them. While movies are often touted as the biggest game changers, what they really are – at least in today’s world – is advertisements. It’s all about getting people to notice your product. One of the best ways to do this nowadays is to team up with a high-profile celebrity. This can be the perfect way to both market a movie and bring in the audiences.
Take the case of Disney’s live-action adaptation of their classic cartoon, Dumbo. The movie tells the story of a baby elephants who are mistaken for witches and fledged. But it doesn’t stop there. The movie also stars Louis Armstrong, as the famed trumpet player who happens to be an elephant. Besides the obvious connection to the animated film, Disney decided to use this opportunity to promote the company’s newly released Disney Plus streaming service and raise awareness of their other upcoming projects.
One of those projects is the untitled Rob Pattinson film, a dark comedy about an arrogant young veterinary student who sets out to prove that animals are capable of having human emotions. We don’t know much about the film yet, other than the fact that it will be directed by Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden, Thirst) and that it will star Pattinson. However, with the actor now considered one of the most fashionable men in Hollywood, it’s clear that this is no ordinary movie.
Pattinson’s Unique Fashion Style Makes Him Ideal For The Role
Anyone who has seen a picture of Rob Pattinson knows exactly what they’re getting into. The British actor is often photographed wearing outlandish costumes and whimsical makeup. He was even named one of the “Most Stylish Men of the Year” by British magazine GQ. This fashion style served him well on the set of his first film, The Lost Boys. As the leader of a gang of teenage rebels, Pattinson was often photographed in a variety of unique ensembles that were both visually striking and helped define his character.
This fashion flair quickly made him a hit with fashion-forward moviegoers. It also helped land him roles in A Most Violent Year and The Great Gatsby. While these last two films were critical and commercial successes, it was his role in Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi drama Arrival that really put him on the map.
Based on the novel by Ted Chiang, Arrival tells the story of Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams), an alien hunter in the vein of Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley. With her team of highly trained specialists, Louise travels the globe in pursuit of extraterrestrials. However, her search for an answer to the question of “why are we here?” leads her to an unexpected and passionate relationship with a human being.
For a film that’s less than two hours long, Villeneuve and co-writer Jon Cohen did a remarkable job of packing in as much backstory as they could. Louise isn’t only a trained hunter, she’s also a widow whose husband was brutally murdered by a terrorist six years ago. In the aftermath of this tragedy, she dedicated her life to hunting and killing aliens.
It was these harrowing events that made her so desperate for human connections that she begins seeing a therapist, Dr. James Harper (J. K. Simmons). Through their sessions, Louise begins to peel back the layers of grief, anger, and fear that have built up over the years. This process not only allows her to connect with someone other than a trained killer but it also makes her confront her own fears and anxieties. In the end, she not only opens up to Dr. Harper but also allows him to see more clearly than ever the “good guy” inside him. It’s an interesting twist to a familiar story that feels both original and cathartic.
Arrival Is One Of The Most Anticipated Movies This Year
Even if you’ve never heard of Arrival, you probably know what it is. It’s one of the most anticipated movies of this year. Why? Because it’s the first film that Park Chan-wook, who’s becoming one of the most prominent filmmakers of this century, has directed. Besides, it stars some of the biggest names in the business, including Amy Adams, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Dorman. Add all of this up, and it’s clear why this is such a big deal.
The truth is that we’re going to see a lot more of Park Chan-wook’s unique brand of dark, romantic comedy. As he said in an interview: “I want to try something different, not just do action films or romantic comedies. I want to try something like an art film, or a war film, something like that.”
Although we don’t know much about the plot, we do know that Amy Adams will be playing a pivotal role in an adaptation of Karen Thompson’s novel, The President Is Missing. Not only is it one of the most anticipated films of the year but it will also give Adams the chance to show off her dramatic range. In the novel, Adams plays a journalist who gets caught in a war between the U.S. and China over a missing president.
Pattinson’s Upcoming Projects
Besides the above-mentioned films, Disney Plus has Pattinson’s Snow White and the Huntsman, a film adaptation of the Grimm’s fairytale with Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth, in the can. It will be released on August 16, 2020. And then there’s Gangs Of London, a drama about the notorious British gangsters whose stories made headlines around the world back in the day. It is set to be released on July 16, 2021.
This is an exciting time for Pattinson. Not only is he about to begin a whole new phase in his Hollywood career but he’s also going to be a father for the first time. In the press release for Gangs Of London, he’s quoted as saying: “Being a father for the first time is simultaneously one of the most exciting and daunting tasks you’ll ever undertake. I’m really looking forward to being a shoulder to cry on, and a person to confide in, for my kids.”
These projects are going to put Pattinson in front of the camera for a whole different audience than we’re used to seeing. Not only is he going to be playing an intense character in the upcoming Rob Pattinson film but he’s also going to have a chance to show off his dramatic chops (albeit in a comedic context).
Overall, What Do We Really Know About The Rob Pattinson Film?
So, what do we really know about the Rob Pattinson film? Not a whole lot, unfortunately. Unlike with many other flicks, we don’t actually have a title for the film. We do know that it’s a romantic comedy set in present day, that it will be released this year, and that it will star Amy Adams.
Aside from this, the only other information we have come from a variety of interviews and magazine articles. And even then, not a whole lot has been said. The movie itself is still very much shrouded in mystery. Apart from the fact that it will be an adaptation of a classic children’s book, the only thing we know for sure is that it will be something very different to what we’ve come to expect from the actor.
The good news is that we’re only a matter of days away from finally getting our hands on the film. In the meantime, let’s take a look back at some of the best quotes from multiple sources about the project.