Three films, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Brightburn and Aladdin, hit Star Cineplex today.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is a neo-noir action film starring Keanu Reeves as the titular character. It is the third installment in the John Wick film series, following John Wick (2014) and John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017). The film is directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, and Marc Abrams, based on a story by Kolstad. It also stars Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane. In the film, ex-hitman John Wick finds himself on the run from legions of assassins after a $14 million contract is put on his head.
On the other hand, Brightburn, a superhero horror film, follows a young alien who lands on earth and realises he has super powers. It is produced by James Gunn and Kenneth Huang. The film, directed by David Yarovesky, stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A Dunn, Matt Jones, and Meredith Hagner. It is produced and financed by Screen Gems, Stage 6 Films, Troll Court Entertainment, and The H Collective.
Aladdin is a musical fantasy film directed by Guy Ritchie, who co-wrote the screenplay with John August. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film of the same name, which was based on the eponymous folktale from One Thousand and One Nights. The film stars Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, and Billy Magnussen. In the film, street urchin Aladdin finds a magic lamp and must use it to win over Princess Jasmine and defeat the evil Jafar.