Teaser Trailer for 'Rocketman' Starring Taron Egerton as Elton John
"There are moments in a rockstars life, that define who he is… Where there was darkness, there is now: you." Paramount has released the first teaser trailer for Rocketman, an epic biopic examining the life of famed musician Elton John, the latest film made by Dexter Fletcher (Wild Bill, Sunshine on Leith, Eddie the Eagle). Young actor Taron Egerton stars as Elton, taking us on a musical fantasy and journey through his life and experiences. From the looks of it, this will cover quite a bit of time not just one specific period, including his musical partnership with Bernie Taupin, played by Jamie Bell. The cast also includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Madden, Steven Mackintosh, and Gemma Jones. So far, so good! This is looking fantastic! I'm pretty much sold already, even though it's just a teaser. The shot of the crowd starting to float is really cool, it's slick touches like that that will make this film really stand out. Ready for launch?
Here's the first teaser trailer for Dexter Fletcher's Rocketman, direct from YouTube:
An epic musical fantasy. An uncensored human story. The story of Elton John's (Taron Egerton) life, from his early years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell). Rocketman is directed by English actor-turned-filmmaker Dexter Fletcher, director of the films Wild Bill, Sunshine on Leith, and Eddie the Eagle previously. The screenplay is written by Lee Hall. The film is produced by Matthew Vaughn, Elton John, Lawrence Bender, Adam Bohling, David Furnish, and David Reid; exec produced by Peter Schlessel & Lauren Selig. Paramount will debut Rocketman in theaters nationwide starting on May 31st, 2019 next summer. First impression?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Got to say this looks more investing than the Queen biopic.
Brandon Cole on Oct 1, 2018
Got to say the Queen biopic looks more interesting than this. But that's just me ...
shiboleth on Oct 1, 2018
No, it's not just you. Gotta admit I'm just not that interested in biopics of famous people who are still alive. I equate it to trying to sell memorabilia of said famous person at a pawnshop or auction. You'll make a nice chunk of change, sure, but could've made twice or 3 times as much if that person were no longer alive. I know that sounds cold hearted as hell to say but it's the truth. And besides, I personally find Freddy Mercury far more interesting than Elton Jon ever was, alive or dead.
JohnDoeB on Oct 1, 2018
Nice transformation on Taron.
DAVIDPD on Oct 1, 2018
Not a huge fan of Elton, but Taron Egerton won me over with "Eddie the Eagle". Kingsman 2, however, was garbage. lol I'm not super jazzed about this, but I might give it a go on Netflix/cable. Nothing to rush out to the theater for.
THE_RAW_ on Oct 2, 2018
Helter Skelter was performed in 'Across the Universe', and was a pretty decent movie until Bono showed up. After that the movie went downhill from there. Now I dig EJ and his music (Believe and The One) are my favorites. Anyhoo the choreography and costumes seem like something from 'Across the Universe, so I'm not getting excited about this, I will however take it with a grain of salt. Mr. Egerton does look a lot like Elton John.
Sergio on Oct 2, 2018
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