Written by: J. Logan
I think we should all be excited for what's probably about to be one of the best film collaborations ever. Spike Lee and Jordan Peele are currently working on a project together set to be released August 10. The film was premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival last month. According to LATimes.com, Spike Lee has a point to make with the film BlacKkKlansman. Everyone was waiting to see what Jordan Peele would do next and how long it would take and here it is. Even from the first poster, you can tell that neither award winning director held back with the message of this film.
The film features a cast of rising stars and the plot will definitely leave some people shook. The film will follow an African American detective who comes up with a plan to invade a Ku Klux Klan chapter. John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, and Corey Hawkins have already been received well in the film by critics. According to USAToday.com, Spike Lee wanted it to be known that this film was not a period piece. Although the story is set in the 1970s there are pieces and fragments that relate to the issues that are going on today.
Spike Lee for those who may not know, has been in the film industry since 1979, but made his directorial debut with his 1986 film She's Gotta Have It. Jordan Peele has just made his name very big in the film industry with his original film Get Out (2018). Blumhouse produce Jason Blum will also be apart of the film, who has been in the industry since 1995. All of these producer/ directors have given us some great films and I can only imagine how this movie will turn out with their minds put together.
From the Cannes Film Festival the film received great reviews. Currently on RottenTomatoes.com it is sitting with a 97% approval rating and 91% of the audience is excited to see it in theaters. In my opinion, this film will be a absolutely mind blowing and a game changer in the social atmosphere. If you haven't heard the news on it check out the trailer below. To me, it's at the top of the list of films to see in the month of August already, what about you?