Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa will soon star in a brand new project on Netflix. The Aquaman actor has starred in the upcoming film ‘Slumberland’, a fantasy adventure film. Francis Lawrence directed this film.
Lawrence is best known for directing the Hunger Games films apart from the first one. The film is inspired by Winsor McCay’s early 20th century comic strip ‘Little Nemo in Slumberland. Although the film adaptation primarily revolves around the young daughter of the late Nemo.
Teaser and ‘Slumberland’ Trailer:
The first official teaser of ‘Slumberland’ was released on YouTube on August 24, 2022, introducing Nema, Nemo’s daughter, and Flip, a large man with horns, long hair, and lavish coats.
On October 6 Netflix released a trailer for the film that gave a clearer hint about the story of the film. Nema is a tragic little girl going to school for the first time, even though she does not seem at all thrilled about it.
And she really misses her father. The trailer then shows footage of her adventure with Jason Momoa’s character Flip at her side through dreams and nightmares all the time wondering if they’re real.
The Plot of the film
The plot of the 2022 movie ‘Slumberland’ won’t be precisely what we found in the comic strips. Rather based on those, this film serves as a sequel to them.
The film begins when Nemo is dead and his daughter is forced to deal with the proven fact that her father is not in the world she lives in. But when she discovers a secret map that leads to Slumberland and meets an eccentric outlaw named Flip, she embarks. on the land of dreams hoping to see her father again while escaping the nightmares.
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The Cast of the film
Renowned American actor Jason Momoa plays the character of Flip. This could be the first movie in which Momoa plays the role of a man who is all the time laughing, joking, jumping rather than his generally serious face. Besides ‘Aquaman’ Momoa starred in the film ‘Road to Paloma’ which he directed, produced and co-wrote.
In that film he played the role of Robert Wolf. He made a cameo appearance as Arthur Curry aka Aquaman in the 2016 film ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This is when Momoa was introduced as Aquaman for the first time.
In 2017 he appeared in that role as a primary cast member in the 2017 superhero film ‘Justice League based on DC comics alongside Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, etc.
In 2018 he acted in the action thriller film ‘Braven’ in the role of Joe Braven and produced the film. This is also the year when the first Aquaman movie ‘Aquaman’ comes out which centers on the character of Arthur Curry, played by Momoa. He reappeared in this role in 2021 in the 2017 Justice League director’s cut.
In the same year he played Duncan Idaho in the epic science fiction film ‘Dune’ which he had together with Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, etc.
He will be seen reprising his role as Arthur Curry in the next Aquaman film in 2023 – ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’. Momoa will play Dante in the upcoming films Fast X’ and ‘Fast & Furious’ and Big Jim in ‘The Last Manhunt’.
In the first two seasons of HBO’s probably the most popular fantasy television series to date – ‘Game of Thrones’ Momoa played Khal Drogo, the undefeated leader of the savage Dothraki clan and the husband of Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke. Apart from that Momoa was also cast in important roles in the tv series ‘North Shore’, ‘Stargate Atlantis’, ‘The Red Road’, ‘Frontier’, ‘See’ etc.
Young actress Marlow Barkley will be seen playing the role of Nema in the film. The American actor Kyle Chandler, known for the protagonists in ‘Early Edition’, ‘What About Joan?’, ‘The Lyon’s Den, and ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, prepared Nemo. Other cast members are Weruche Opia who plays Agent Green, India de Beaufort, Chris O’Dowd, etc.
Slumberland Release Date:
Lawrence also serves as a producer for the film together with Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and David Ready as other producers. The film was first announced to be planned back in 2020 on March 3rd.
Production began that year only to be postponed because of the Covid 19 pandemic. Chandler joined the cast on 12 October 2020, with Opia and Beaufort following the following year on 18 ‘ February. O’Dowd and Barkley were also confirmed as cast members already.
Filming of the film began on February 18, 2021, and concluded on May 19 of that year. The film is set to release on November 18, 2022, on Netflix.