Renée (rogueslayer452) wrote,

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And my obsession continues.

Ever since Fantastic Beasts I have become quite a Colin Farrell fan, to the point of being excited about his upcoming projects. First it was The Beguiled, and now he has two new films that will be released soon.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is the second film Colin has done with director Yorgos Lanthimos. The first was The Lobster, which was an absurdist black comedy where in a dystopian world where being single is illegal and one must have a limited amount of days to find a compatible mate or be permanently turned into an animal of their choosing. Just from that description alone you can tell that Yorgos has a intriguingly twisted yet unique mind when it comes to his films. But while that film was a dark comedy, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a twisted psychological horror, which I remember Colin noting a while ago that this one is even more fucked up and disturbing. I haven't read much about the film aside from the basic description, but just from watching the trailers you can tell immediately that it is going to be uncomfortable and chilling. Yorgos Lanthimos films aren't for everyone, but I will definitely see this at some point.

Also, Colin with that magnificent beard? Serving up those dad looks? Yes please.

The second film coming out soon is Roman J. Israel, Esq., where he co-stars with Denzel Washington. Again, a film I only know basic information about, but apparently Colin has a much bigger role in the film than what the trailer suggests. I will most definitely watch this because he just looks so damn fine in it.

He also has other projects coming up for a possibly 2018 release, Widows where he plays a politician, and the live action Dumbo (yes, really) where he plays a one-armed soldier who just came back from the war and is the father of two children who were raised by the circus. I'm not always up for these Disney live action adaptations, but honestly when he plays tormented/broken characters like this and will be all fatherly I will most likely be somewhat interested because of that.

And since I will never let it go, someone made a petition a while back to have Colin return for the rest of the Fantastic Beasts film franchise, preferably as the original Percival Graves because there is so much left to explore with his character. While I do prefer the fandom interpretation and headcanons for him more and don't really trust JKR to do him justice in a way that makes sense, it would be wonderful to see him back in the role nonetheless, and play the character proper. Colin's performance was probably the best part of the first film, he was the reason I wanted to watch it in the first place, and is the reason why this resurgence even happened.
Tags: colin farrell, movies, percival graves
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