First Teaser for Director X's 'Superfly' Remake Starring Trevor Jackson
"Isn't that what the American Dream's all about?" Sony Pictures has released a teaser trailer for Superfly, a "remake" of the 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly, about a cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire. This reimagining is from Director X, and stars Trevor Jackson (of "Grown-ish", "Burning Sands") as Youngblood Priest, this time operating in Atlanta. Not everyone may be familiar with the original, but this seems like a slick film to update for today, and the footage looks great. Superfly also stars Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis, Andrea Londo, Jennifer Morrison, Rick Ross, Big Boi, and Big Bank Black. Watch the teaser below and tell us your thoughts.
Here's the first teaser trailer (+ poster) for Director X's Superfly, in high def on Apple:
Superfly – the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel – is reimagined with Director X, director of legendary music videos (Drake, Rihanna), introducing it to a new generation. A remake of the 1972 blaxploitation film Super Fly - the daily routine of cocaine dealer Priest who wants to score one more super deal and retire. Superfly is directed by a Canadian filmmaker known as Director X (formerly known as Little X), a music video director who made his feature directorial debut in 2015 with the film Across the Line previously. The screenplay is written by Alex Tse. Sony Pictures will release Director X's new Superfly in theaters starting on June 15th this summer. First impression? Who's wants to see it?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
My initial thought during the trailer was that this would just be an extended rap video. Then I read the director's description. No interest here, I'll just watch the original again.
grimjob on Mar 25, 2018
Oh come on, even if you don't live in US you see that what is needed here is changing of an approach. Same old, same old ...
shiboleth on Mar 26, 2018
R3last on Mar 26, 2018
Not sure it's as cool to be a pimp these days. You know, with the whole beating women up and getting them addicted to drugs so they can sell their bodies to make money for you. Not really too sure it was that cool in the 70's. Looks like a 2018 version of New Jack City, which I remember loving as a teenager.
Carpola on Mar 26, 2018
DAVIDPD on Mar 26, 2018
The original was iconic for it's time and the soundtrack was killer. This looks neither iconic nor is the soundtrack killer. It looks pretty generic and tired. Go watch the original, followed by Black Belt Jones (one of THE best soundtracks from that era) and then top it off with Black Shampoo. You'll thank me later.
THE_RAW_ on Mar 27, 2018
It's funny music video directors think they can make films now lol.
Brandon Cole on Mar 28, 2018
What are you stupid? Film and/or cinematic video require the exact same discipline and skill-set.
ejáye on Mar 28, 2018
There's a cinematic literacy to telling a narrative that some music video directors don't comprehend.
Brandon Cole on Mar 29, 2018
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