Baz Luhrrmann came to CinemaCon and brought the item on his latest feature Elvis, as he says “is not so much a biopic”.
The director said his Elvis covers three versions of King of Rock: as a rebel, Hollywood star and his Vegas twilight; the singer is a mirror of America through various stages. Also, Tom Hanks ‘Colonel Tom Parker towers up as a powerful force in Elvis’ life.
Similar to the director’s soundtrack The great Gatsby which fused jazz with JZ’s hip-hop sensibility, taking place a similar musical motif Elvis.
In the footage we saw tonight, a hip-hop version of “Nothing But a Houndog” was playing.
The aorta on the footage shows Austin Butler’s Elvis being escorted by police to his concert. He has been told by police not to wiggle a finger.
“There are a lot of people who say a lot of things … you have to listen to yourself,” Elvis tells the teen stadium.
“I want to show you what the real Elvis is like tonight,” the king says before hitting the “Heartbreak Hotel.”
Parker says, “At that moment, the man Elvis was sacrificed and the god Elvis was born!”
Before the clip rolled, Luhrmann told of growing up in a small town in the countryside, where his father took over the cinema. “That movie in our house … you had to make it a hit,” Luhrmann said, speaking directly to the theater owners in the movie.
“If that means someone’s coming into a theater, I’m there with you,” the director of the room promised to applaud.
The Baz Luhrmann-directed film hits theaters on June 24.
“You know, I’m not actually done with it,” Luhrmann admitted, “if it feels a bit like a superhero movie, it is. Elvis is a kind of original superhero. He rises so high, then finds his kryptonite and falls so low. , and then follows a beautiful, powerful tragedy. “
“Man can not live by Batman alone, we have to bring all audiences into the theater,” said the director.
Butler, who organically has the singer’s cadence, also performed on stage. “The most important thing, I set out to find his humanity,” the actor said of his process, “he is one of those people who reached an iconic status, he seems superhuman.”