Amazon’s original content might not get as much buzz as the average Netflix series, but that hasn’t stopped the company from pressing forward with new movies and shows. In fact, just this week Amazon shared a trailer for its next original movie, The Lost City of Z, and it looks like it could be a thrilling adventure.
“Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, THE LOST CITY OF Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region,” reads the synopsis for the film.
“Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide de camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically-scaled tale of courage and obsession, told in Gray’s classic filmmaking style, THE LOST CITY OF Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and those individuals driven to achieve greatness at any cost.”
The early reaction has been positive, which isn’t surprising when taking into consideration the acclaim that Amazon’s movies have received lately, most recently with Manchester by the Sea. Netflix might have the series side of things nailed down, but Amazon is way ahead when it comes to feature-length films.
Amazon Studios and Bleecker Street will release The Lost City of Z in theaters on April 14th in New York and Los Angeles and April 21st nationwide.