Queen releases first trailer for new biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Queen releases first trailer for new biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

The highly anticipated biopic of music legend Freddy Mercury and his rise to fame with British rock band Queen has finally released its first trailer. "Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet". However, it looks like the movie is on track and is aiming for a release this coming November. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. It's truly unbelievable to see just how much of Freddie's mannerisms the actor has managed to pick up.

USA writer and producer Bryan Fuller spoke out against the 90 second teaser after it was released online on Tuesday (15 May), noting how Freddie's relationships with men and his AIDS diagnosis did not feature.

The band, fronted by iconic vocalist Freddie Mercury, rose to fame in the 80s before Mercury's death in 1991 from a complication of AIDS.

"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".

Then, another disruption. Its director at the time Bryan Singer (X-Men), was sacked for, what he claims, looking after ill parents.


What's interesting is, Fletcher is also set to direct a biopic on Elton John's life called Rocketman. That being said Rami Malek absolutely nails it as Freddie Mercury in concert with his look and movement - in some of those shots you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the two.

It is hard, though, to watch the lavish trailer - which covers, among other things, the recording of "Bohemian Rhapsody" - and not get excited.

Bohemian Rhapsody will rock cinemas from October 24th in the UK.

He later shared a screenshot of the film's YouTube channel, highlighting the part in its description that says Mercury faces a "life-threatening illness".

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