Thanks to the current global crisis, the most affected sectors include the film and theatre industry. Cinema owners have suffered huge losses, and the cinematic experience of the audience has changed forever. In these trying times, moviemakers are trying to figure out a way to survive. That is the reason why most of the makers are switching to OTT releases.
Now, the movie-lovers can enjoy their favorite films in the comfort of their home. And leading the race of OTT platforms is the renowned OTT giant Netflix. With its diversified catalog, Netflix aims to provide wholesome entertainment. In addition to Netflix’s entertaining movie list comes Claudia Llosa’s upcoming suspense drama film – Fever Dream.
Fever Dream: What we Know so Far?
Based on Samantha Schweblin’s novel of the same name, Fever Dream narrates the tale of two strangers, a young teenager and an ailing woman. On the boy’s insistence, the woman reveals the reason for her sickness. The two begin sharing their life stories, full of impending terror, broken souls, and the fragile relation between a parent and a child.
After receiving positive reviews on the novel, Samantha agreed to write the screenplay for its film adaptation. In 2018, Netflix announced the release of Samantha’s novel on their streaming platform. Here is everything we know about the upcoming suspense drama film.
After the announcement in 2018, Claudia began with the pre-production in the same year, followed by filming in early 2019. The shoot ended somewhere in 2020, but the post-production got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. As of now, the film is under the post-production stage and is gearing up for a release soon, tentatively in October 2021.
Fever Dream will see the famous Spanish actress Maria Valverde Rodriguez as the lead. Apart from her, the film will also feature Dolores Fonzi, German Palacios, Guillermo Pfening, Emilio Vodanovich, Guillermina Sorribes, and Marcelo Michinaux in portraying some essential characters. Additionally, the film may witness some new faces as they try to blend into the story.
Fever Dream tells the story of a young woman, Amanda, who is constantly in a battle with her sickness. Enters a boy, a complete stranger to Amanda. Two strangers share the same pain in life and thus, find solace in each other. On boy’s insistence, Amanda narrates the story of her sickness and soon begins a tale of broken souls, despair in family, and impending doom.
Samantha’s novel was a massive success among the audience. It will be interesting to see how the novel will turn out to be on the big screen. It is safe to say the film is worth waiting for.
The 2014 novel was one of the most celebrated novels of Samantha. This multi-lingual film will be bringing the novel in a crispy yet entertaining manner to the big screen. After the novel’s success, the makers took on a huge challenge to recreate the same magic on the big screen. But will they emerge successfully? Only time will tell. Stay tuned for more.