Premiere # 520: Fast & Furious 9 is on the cover
Premiere n ° 520: Interview with Jean-Claude Van Damme for The Last Mercenary
Premiere # 520: Fast & Furious 9, by Justin Lin
Premiere # 520: Meet Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson for Jungle Cruise
Premiere n ° 520: Meeting with David Kosse and Gaëlle Mareschi from Netflix
Premiere n ° 520: Interview with Paul Verhoeven for Benedetta
Premiere n ° 520: Focus on Coda by Sian Heider
Premiere n ° 520: Focus on Keilly Reichardt, director of First Cow
July / August 2021 issue hits newsstands
To celebrate the arrival of summer, Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster, three members of “the golden family” of Fast & Furious 9, pose in one of First. And this is not the only blockbuster of the summer to be in the spotlight, Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson presenting their adventure with a lot of humor. Jungle Cruise, and Jean-Claude Van Damme enjoying the broadcast of his action comedy The Last Mercenary, on Netflix, to look back on his busy career. Two producers of the streaming platform, David Kosse and Gaëlle Mareschi, decipher the strategy behind the French works of this production company, by reviewing in particular the success of Lupine, with Omar Sy, orOxygen, the anxiety-provoking film by Alexandre Aja carried by Mélanie Laurent, who this year is part of the jury of Cannes film festival. An event obviously at the heart of this issue, since it will take place exceptionally in July: in our special file, you will be able to read our interview with the filmmaker. Paul Verhoven, selected in competition for Benedetta.
At the heart of this number 520, First also offers two focuses, on the director of First Cow, Kelly reichardt, and on Coda, the American remake of The Aries Family, which was acclaimed at the last Sundance Festival. On the critical side, our favorites of the month are Benedetta, Teddy, My Zoe, Bergman Island, North Bac, Designated Guilty or Annette, who will open the 74th Cannes film festival, July 6. Among the summer series, the editorial team advises you Loki, on Disney Plus, Welcome to Schitt’s Creek, on Canal + and Mixed, on Amazon Prime Video. Finally, it is Francois Berléand which lends itself to the game of “film which …”.
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Cannes 2021: and the mysterious blockbuster will be … Fast & Furious 9
Here is the editorial of this 520th issue of First, which arrives in this Tuesday, June 29 in the kiosks:
Technically, this is not the first blockbuster of the season (Black widow will be released a week before), but it’s just like. Fast & Furious 9 hits theaters on July 14 after a detour to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for a special screening. And all of a sudden, business seems to be picking up, really. But how can we explain that we roll out the red carpet to tuning champions? How to understand that the general delegate of the festival can present F & F 9 as “A planetary blockbuster” who go “Satisfy all festival-goers” ? It must be said that the small series has gradually established itself as the biggest action franchise in cinema. And this metamorphosis into the mammoth of the industry makes it possible to draw a striking parallel with the evolution of the modern blockbuster. Think: a year ago Iron man (and the creation of Marvel Studios), Tokyo Drift played with the concept of a shared universe and invented the epilogue sequence. One year before Expendables, F & F 4 had fun adding the stars of yesterday and today to his poster. From the inflation of budgets to the colonization of foreign markets, from the madness of the reboot to the technological outbidding or the very diverse cast, F & F encapsulates all the developments in modern entertainment. This is perhaps what Thierry Frémaux wanted to mean. This is probably why the films in the franchise generate a popular tidal wave every time. In any case, that’s why episode 9 is on the cover of this summer issue.
Gaël Golhen, editor-in-chief
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