One of the great films that Netflix is currently producing for its huge list of original films is Slumberland. Here is a detailed analysis of everything we know so far about the film that features Jason Momoa.
From Netflix Slumberland is an upcoming high-budget fantasy film directed by Francis Lawrence, known for his work on Constantine, I”m the Legend, Hunger Games films, Red Sparrow and countless video clips. The film will star Jason Momoa, who previously worked with Lawrence on the Apple + TV series To see. The script was written by the duo of writers David Guion and Michael Handelman, who worked on Night at the Museum: The Secret Tomb and Dinner for Schmucks.
DiscussingFilm first reported on the project in January 2020.
The film is produced by Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and David Ready through their production company Chernin Entertainment, who previously worked with Lawrence on To see and Red Sparrow. According to DiscussingFilm, this is the company”s first film after the split from Disney/20 Century Studios.
Who is cast in Slumberland?
On Netflix”s SlumberlandJason Momoa is set to star as Flip, a three-meter-tall creature that is half man, half beast, has shaggy hair and long curved fangs. The creature will be created by CGI with performance capture by Momoa. Young actress Marlow Barkley (Single parents) is also set to star as Nema, the girl who travels to mystical lands in search of her missing father. Primetime Emmy winners, Kyle Chandler (Friday night lights, Argo) and Chris O”Dowd (State of the Union, Moone Boy) were also launched in unspecified roles.
What is the plot of Slumberland?
From Netflix Slumberland will be based on the 1905 comic book Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay. In the original comic, the plot follows a boy, but the Netflix adaptation will follow a girl with a small change in the name of the original character, so Nemo becomes Nema. Here is the official movie logline:
“A young woman, Nema, with the help of a great creature, half man/half monster, travels to a mystical land in her dreams in search of her missing father. Nema, 11, lives in a lighthouse with her father, Peter, who taught her how to sail. Unfortunately, Peter dies one night during a storm at sea. Nema is sent to live with her distant uncle Philip, who is boring and nothing like Peter. Nema discovers a world called “Slumberland” in her dreams. She meets Flip (Momoa), a creature who claims to have been an outlaw with Peter years ago, stealing things from other people”s dreams. Nema decides to go on an adventure with Flip when he claims to know a way she can wish her father back. “
What is the status of production in Slumberland?
The film began production on February 8, 2021 in Toronto, Canada, and is scheduled to end on June 1, 2021, according to edition 1232 of Production Weekly. Lead actress Marlow Barkley is already in Toronto according to her Instagram. Later, in April 2021, Netflix officially took a first look at Slumberland and revealing that Momoa will not in fact be a fully CGI character and we will see Jason Momoa himself much more in the film.
No, you are not dreaming – this is Jason Momoa with a complete set of horns.
Here”s a behind-the-scenes preview of SLUMBERLAND, a new adventure story about an eccentric outlaw (Momoa) who guides a young hero (Marlow Barkley) through a secret dream world.
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Here are more footage from the shoot via @Dewucme:
When will be Slumberland be released on Netflix?
Given the production schedule, we can expect Slumberland to reach our screens in 2022 and this was later confirmed by Netflix.