[#CinemaCon] New Bohemian Rhapsody Images Show Live Aid and More

Posted by April 26, 2018 Comment

We’re both dreading and longing for the upcoming Bohemian Rhapsody film about rock megaband Queen and their larger than life front man, Freddie Mercury.

With production on the film originally beginning in September 2017 with Bryan Singer in the hot seat, things quickly fell apart. Reportedly, the production halted completely when Singer disappeared- even the studio couldn’t find him – resulting in his being fired.  Dexter Fletcher stepped in to take over in December.

As we reported earlier today, the film will tell Mercury’s story through the 1970s, when he joined the band and help them achieve international success with that titular hit in 1975, before following through the next 10 years up to the Live Aid show.

Two of the images released today show this landmark concert- the iconic moments pretty well recreated.

L-R: Gwilym Lee (Brian May), Ben Hardy (Roger Taylor), Rami Malek (Freddie Mercury), and Joe Mazzello (John Deacon) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.  Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox.

 

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in one of the most iconic poses from a concert of the time. This is from the upcoming issue of EMPIRE.

Then we get this photo, of Malek as Mercury and Gwilym Lee as Brian May:

Malek as Mercury and Gwilym Lee as Brian May Alex Bailey/ 20th Century FOX

 

There was footage shown today at CinemaCon, the first any public has seen of the film. While we more than likely won’t be getting that anytime soon until an official trailer hits, we can give you the description of what was shown, which at the moment isn’t much.

Reportedly, there were two song performances shown, “We Are The Champions” and of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody”. I am DYING to hear how Rami sounds as Freddie, so this trailer can’t come soon enough for my taste.

Bohemian Rhapsody is set to hit theaters November 2nd, 2018.

(Last Updated May 9, 2018 5:53 pm )

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Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.



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