Spike Lee’s been pretty busy since his Oscar nominated Blackkklansman film having directed TV shows and documentaries but now we have his first feature film with the arrival of Da 5 Bloods trailer…… and pretty good it looks too
Da 5 Bloods trailer follows the story of four African American Vets – Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) – who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul’s concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature – while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War. It’s got a pretty impressive cast with Chadwick Boseman, Paul Walter Hauser, Norm Lewis, Delroy Lindo, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Clarke Peters and Jonathan Majors lead the cast but there’s also Leon himself, Mr Jean Reno.
It’s Spike Lee’s first film for Netflix which is increasingly is attracting more and more big name directors including Martin Scorsese who made ‘The Irishman‘ for them back last year to much acclaim (although perhaps not so much for the de-aging). Lee co writes with his “BlacKkKlansman” co-writer Kevin Willmott but the two other writers on the project are Danny Wilson (who has several TV series and also video games to his credit) and the Late Paul De Meo who passed away in 2018 at the comparatively young age of 64 years old and whose perhaps best known credit is The Rocketeer for Disney back in 1991 as well as several video games. Composer Terence Blanchard will be returning in the same capacities. The film runs at an epic 154 mins (over 2 and a half hours) and was filmed in Thailand and is rumoured to have some brutal scenes in it.
“Da 5 Bloods” premieres on Netflix on June 12th.
Here’s Da 5 Bloods trailer…….