This year (2021) seems to be trying to make up for last year (2020) with the number of movies that are coming out. Coronavirus stopped many features from seeing the light of day, but 2021 is adamant to breathe new films and experiences into cinemas once again; and we can’t wait.

We have already had some exceptional films see the big screen, such as Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and James Wan’s Malignant; announcements for new movies are flooding in, including the first teaser trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film, Nightmare Alley.

While it seems this film may not make it to cinemas until 2022 (although it could be sooner), as there is no official release date, 2021 is still building excitement for what the world of cinema has to offer us.

The logline for the movie is short and sweet, leaving a lot of room for the imagination of audiences to conjure up a vast array of plots, twists and turns for Nightmare Alley.

The movie, produced by Searchlight Pictures, boasts a stunning yet eerie adventure and, not only that, but also a star-studded cast.

Bradley Cooper (The Hangover Series, Silver Linings Playbook) and Cate Blanchett (The Lord of the Rings franchise, Thor: Ragnarok) join forces to make the exemplary duo of a carny (Cooper) and a psychiatrist (Blanchett), who wish to pick the pockets of the rich.

It appears as though the pair are dangerous, driven, and keen to get what they want. However, the movie has a slight sinister and eerie undertone, suggesting that there is much more at play within Nightmare Alley than just smooth talking and stealing.

Along with Cooper and Blanchett, the cast also includes Toni Collette (Hereditary, Knives Out), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, Aquaman), Richard Jenkins (Step Brothers), with Mary Steenburgen (Back to the Future III, Step Brothers), and Ron Perlman (Pacific Rim).

While the plot details are virtually non-existent, save for the short trailer and brief synopsis, audiences can begin to get excited as the 1940s theme and murder mystery-type atmosphere looks absolutely incredible.

There may also be some horror elements hiding in Nightmare Alley, as there appear to be oddities floating around a carnival, with a man asking the question, “Is he man, or beast?”

Images of the film showcase the beautiful-looking film, as well as the silently angry, shocked and smug faces of the characters; all these exciting elements combine together to create a very interesting and inviting feature, which we cannot wait to see.

Nightmare Alley has no official release date as of yet, but keep an eye out...

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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