Netflix has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Slumberland, a new fantasy film starring Jason Momoa and Marlow Barkley.
The trailer introduces us to a young girl named Nemo (Barkley) who discovers a secret map in the dream world of Slumberland. With the help of an eccentric, cheetah-wearing outlaw named Flip (Momoa), she travels through dreams and escapes nightmares in hopes of seeing her late father (Kyle Chandler) again.
Slumberland, directed by Hunger Games helmer Francis Lawrence, is a modern reimagining of Winsor McCay’s early 1900s comic Little Nemo in Slumberland. The first adaptation, completed in 1911, was one of the first animated films. A live-action film starring Harvey Keitel was released in 1984, and an anime adaptation was released in 1992 – the latter gaining a cult following.
“In the movie, Nemo’s relationship with Flip starts out rocky because he doesn’t want to be there, but she continues the relationship with Flip because she thinks he can help her find her dad,” Barclay said. Tudum. (opens in new tab)
She went on to praise Momoa, saying the actor made her feel “so welcome” on her first feature film set: “We were joking around on set, fighting and singing funny songs. It made me feel like we’ve known each other for years.”
Netflix’s Slumberland is scheduled for release in November 2022. For more, check out our list of the most exciting upcoming movies in 2022 and beyond, or update your streaming queue with the best Netflix movies.
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