The streaming platform’s new fantasy flick Damsel, featuring Millie Bobby Brown, has dropped a trailer ahead of its 2024 release.
It’s being reported today that moving forwards, Netflix will be shrinking its film slate in order to focus on movies that will make more of a splash on release. This is a direct change in strategy from 2021 when it pushed over 50 Netflix Originals onto its platform and nobody talked about many of them. Instead, it looks like we’ll be getting fewer but those movies are set to be bigger. One project that certainly meets that definition is Damsel, the upcoming fantasy action adventure featuring Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown.
The synopsis for this one reads as follows:
‘The damsel of the title who is enlisted to marry a prince and agrees to do it, but she later finds out that she’s actually been chosen as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. If that wasn’t bad enough, the damsel is thrown in a cave with a fire-breathing dragon and will have to fend for herself if she wants to make it out alive.’
The two key collaborators behind the camera are Oscar-nominated director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and screenwriter Dan Mazeau. Both are on the comeback trail of sorts, with Fresnadillo directing a film for the first time since 2011’s Intruders whilst Mazeau’s last screenplay credit was 2012’s Wrath Of The Titans. Angela Bassett, Robin Wright, Ray Winstone, Shoreh Aghdashloo, Nick Robinson, and Brooke Carter.
Millie Bobby Brown has become something of a studio star for Netflix, with the third entry in the Elona Holmes series of films reportedly on the way, and the fifth (and final, we’re told) series of Stranger Things also coming over the next year or two.
This one is coming at some point in 2024. When we get a firm release date, we’ll be sure to let you know.
In the meantime, here’s that debut trailer for Damsel: