The trailer for The Lost City is here, on our SciFi radio YouTube channel!
From the release:
Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.”
While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story. Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever.
The Lost City is a 2022 action-adventure film directed by The Nee Brothers (Aaron and Adam Nee, the upcoming Masters of the Universe), who co-wrote the screenplay with Oren Uziel and Dana Fox, from a story by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, For All Mankind). The film stars Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Brad Pitt.
The project was announced in October 2020, with Bullock joining as both producer and star and Tatum joining that December. The rest of the cast was announced in 2021. Filming took place in the Dominican Republic from May to August 2021.
Some have noticed the similarity to the classic hit Romancing the Stone, but with a much more active female lead.
“We all were coming out of the pandemic, fear, being locked in our homes, and we got really lucky with everyone being on the same page on what kind of adventure we wanted to have, how we were going to be for each other, and what kind of movie we were going to make,” Sandra said.
Here’s a bit of AR (augmented reality) you can play with from their site: The Lost City
The film opened this week to positive reviews. 84% on RT, certified Fresh.
David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.