Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett was a dreamer. More than 90 years ago, the British-born explorer made tracks to South America expecting to make archaeological history by discovering ‘Z’, a fabled lost city he believed existed somewhere deep within the uncharted depths of the Amazon jungle.
Dismissed as a lunatic at the time, Fawcett’s daring expedition became one of the great exploration mysteries of the 20th century – he and his two fellow explorers essentially fell off the radar circa 1925 – and one that will soon light up the big screen in the form of The Lost City of Z. Headed up by director James Gray, the adventure movie finds Charlie Hunnam in the grubby shoes of the swashbuckling daredevil, who can be seen wading through the Brazilian jungle in today’s all-new trailer. There are also a handful of muddy images to pour over, which can be found via the gallery below.
Also starring Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Angus Macfadyen and Sienna Miller as Fawcett’s spouse, The Lost City of Z is adapted from David Grann’s eponymous novel. Our review coming out of New York Film Festival labelled James Gray’s pic a “shallow and overly romantic film that falls into the trap of hero worship.” That’s disappointing, then, considering the calibre of talent attached, but let us know your own early impressions via the comments section below.
James Gray and Co. will invite moviegoers into The Lost City of Z on April 14, 2017, a release date it currently shares with Universal’s sequel The Fate of the Furious.
James Gray’s emotionally and visually resplendent epic tells the story of Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett (a remarkable Charlie Hunnam), the British military-man-turned-explorer whose search for a lost city deep in the Amazon grows into an increasingly feverish, decades-long magnificent obsession that takes a toll on his reputation, his home life with his wife (Sienna Miller) and children, and his very existence. Gray and cinematographer Darius Khondji cast quite a spell, exquisitely pitched between rapture and dizzying terror.