Antebellum: Janelle Monáe Time Travels To Slavery Era America

Lionsgate has released three trailers for the horror-thriller Antebellum, starring singer/actress Janelle Monáe so far and we finally have a pretty good idea what the film is about.

While the first two trailers have been vague with just what’s in store for audiences, the most recent third trailer reveals some of the most impressive shots so far. The synopsis only states Monae portrays modern-day author Veronica Henley who “finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality & must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.”

Check out the latest trailer for Antebellum below:

We’re finally getting a clearer picture of Antebellum after three trailers that could easily have been one full, three-minute trailer but it’s an intriguing selling point nevertheless. The story is taking the tale picked right out of the mind of Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and, more recently, Outlander. The protagonists often share one common trait, and that’s whether or not they can fit into the past long enough to get back to the future? Antebellum seems to be taking this one back to some really, really dark times with Monáe’s character being shot back in time to the slave-based American South. An electrifying idea for a horror movie, but it will be up to the creative teams behind this one to sell it. Three trailers later? Things are looking promising.

Check out the first two trailers below as well:

Antebellum comes from the producers of Get Out and Us. Monae’s co-stars include Marque Richardson II, Eric Lang, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Tongayi Chirisa, Gabourey Sidibe, Rob Aramayo, Lily Cowles and Jena Malone.

Antebellum is both written and directed by filmmakers Gerard Bush & Christopher Renz, making their feature film debut with this after years of working in advertising, music videos, and creating other videos for various clients. Produced by Ray Mansfield and Sean McKittrick of QC Entertainment; with Lezlie Wills and Zev Foreman.

Here’s some poster art for the film which resembles a certain Hannibal Lecter film:

Lionsgate plans to release Antebellum in theaters everywhere starting August 21st after it was rescheduled from its original April 24th release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s see how things shape up near the end of the summer.

Source: Lionsgate

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