Prepare for a new kind of adventure as Millie Bobby Brown takes on a whole new Upside Down and monster in the role of Elodie in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s upcoming film, “Damsel.” This is no ordinary fairy tale – Elodie’s happily ever after takes an unexpected turn when her Prince Charming sacrifices her to a dragon. In this twist on tradition, Elodie must rely on herself to navigate the challenges that unfold.
“What I really loved in the script from Dan Mazeau was embracing the idea of a fantasy adventure and a princess and dragon story, but taking it into a place [where] it’s completely upside down,” Fresnadillo tells Tudum. “It was a very intense journey that I was so excited to design and to develop. At the core, this is such a beautiful story about a young woman becoming a strong, independent, and empowered adult. Elodie doesn’t have any kind of support. It’s a real survival experience.”
The teaser for the film offers a glimpse into Elodie’s world, featuring glowing rocks, formidable swords, a massive dragon, and stellar performances by Angela Bassett, Robin Wright, and Nick Robinson. The unexpected twists and turns promise a unique take on fairy tales and fantasy adventures, challenging viewers to rethink what they know.
“Damsel” is set to hit Netflix in 2024, and director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo encourages audiences to approach the film with an open mind. Get ready for a journey into a universe that defies expectations, where the familiar is reinvented, and fairy tales take on a whole new meaning. Corsets on, swords sharp – it’s a ride you won’t want to miss.