A brand new trailer for the upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has been released. You can watch it above here.
Bohemian Rhapsody stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor and Joe Mazzello as John Deacon. It will receive its world premiere at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on 23 October with the new trailer focusing on the band working on the song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in the studio.
The movie is said to be “a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.”
Greg Brooks, Queen’s official archivist was involved in the film’s creation. He worked with the band and the movie production team on a daily basis for months to recreate every tiny detail of each scene and to make it as authentic as possible.
“My role was to give the Fox ‘props’ team access to authentic Queen tapes, notes, handwriting, memorabilia, costumes and photographs — anything and everything remotely useful — which they could then create replicas of, to dress various sets,” Brooks said.
“Like Queen, the Fox team were obsessed with detail; getting every aspect of every scene perfectly right. With costume, for example, they didn’t just cover the basics; it meant sourcing precisely the right pair of blue denim jeans for 1972, with the correct belt, socks and footwear. And thus, from us, they needed every photograph we had of Queen relaxing off stage. ‘What photos do you have of Roger’s socks, Greg?’ is the type of question that came at me, and that wasn’t even one of the strangest,” he added.
“Working on this project with such a brilliant gathering of dedicated talented people was a rare privilege. Fox have created a Queen universe that is scarily convincing. It is real in every way that it could reasonably be.”
To mark the release of the new film trailer, Queen have given details on how fans can get their hands on tickets for next month’s premiere.
They say in a statement: “Join us at the world premiere! Book your tickets to the world premiere of Bohemian Rhapsody in London on the 23rd October at the SSE Arena, Wembley – 48 hours before they go on general sale on Monday 10th September!” Tickets will be available through Queen’s official website.
Earlier this week, uDiscover Music revealed that Queen will release the official soundtrack to the film on 19 October.
The 22-track collection will feature previously unreleased audio from the band’s celebrated Live Aid performance in 1985, new versions of old favourites and a selection of songs from the band’s back catalogue.
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