Trailers: Amazon's "Shotgun Wedding", IFC Films' "Consecration"
Beginning of the year at the theaters tends to be somewhat dry. While superhero fare has moved itself out of exclusive summer release dates, January and early February often are reserved for films not expected to sell much. It's hoped that in this dead season that seemingly unnoticed films will get a boost simply because audiences have nothing else to watch. And really...how many times can even an adamant fan watch Avatar: The Way of Water?
But with that, the trailers for two streaming films have been released today. One is the romantic action comedy Shotgun Wedding, set to premiere on January 27th on Amazon Prime and, while it got releases in several international markets, will not have a theatrical release as intended before Lionsgate sold the distribution rights to Amazon. The other is the horror film Consecration which is set for a limited theatrical release on February 10th before becoming available on VOD on March 3rd. Get some information and trailers for these films below:
Shotgun Wedding (Amazon Prime| January 27th)
Originally set to star Armie Hammer in the lead male role (before dropping out in January 2021 in the wake of the viral abuse allegations against him), the film recast Josh Duhamel in the male lead opposite Jennifer Lopez as Darcy and Tom, respectably, who get their lovable but very opinionated families together for the ultimate destination wedding just as the couple get cold feet. However, everyone's lives suddenly become in danger when the entire party is taken hostage. Now the couple must work together to save their loved ones if they don't end up killing each other first.
Check out the official trailer below:
Shotgun Wedding co-stars Sônia Braga, Jennifer Coolidge, Lenny Kravitz, and Cheech Marin. It is directed by Jason Moore from a script written by Mark Hammer.
Consecration (Theaters: February 10th | VOD: March 3rd)
On the more specilized indie side of the cinematic fence, you have the religious horror film Consecration. The film is directed by Christopher Smith (2006's Triangle, 2020's The Banishing) from a script he co-wrote with Laurie Cook (who previously produced The Banishing). The film sees actress Jena Malone taking on the role of Grace who travels to a remote Scottish convent where his priest brother allegedly committed suicide by jumping to his death. Distrusting the Church's account, she uncovers murder, sacrilege and a disturbing truth about herself. Check out the trailer below:
Consecration co-stars Danny Huston.