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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I'm Just So Happy To See More WoC in Genre Film

You may recall that at the beginning of each year, usually when we declare our film resolutions on Cinema in Noir, I always say that I hope to see more people of color in genre. But after the uber success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, I was more specific: I want need deserve more women of color in genre film. And dammit, I think we are finally getting there.

Gina Rodriguez is starring in the sci-fi film, Annihilation for which she's got a badass new haircut. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is in the sci-fi/thriller, God Participle. And Paula Patton is in the adventure/fantasy film, WARCRAFT. Peep the new still from the film, hot off the press from Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures. Will she be good in it? Eh, we'll have to wait and see. If she's half as good in this as she was in Precious, I'll be elated (and forgive all those horrible romcoms she's done).

Read the synopsis:

From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment's global phenomenon.

The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.

Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.

Check out a few more images from the film:

My body is ready. WARCRAFT opens in theaters June 10 in 3D.


Unknown said...

We also have Ruth Negga in Warcraft. She was the Woman in the Flowered Dress on Agents of Shield and did an awesome job acting. I hope Patton succeeds in the role also. She looked good in the trailer.

Candice Frederick said...

@Geek Soul Brother yes, I should have included Ruth here too! This is great

Dankwa Brooks said...

I've only seen Negga in Agents of SHIELD and she was great in that!

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