‘Project Power’ is an American film that is all set to launch on Netflix streaming service on 14th August 2020. It is basically a superhero film that is fantastically directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who is previously renowned for the documentary Catfish. The movie is smoothly produced by Eric Newman and Bryan Useless. ‘Project Power’ is written by Mattson Tomlin, who is a well known American screenwriter.
The movie presents before us Jamie Foxx (who played a major role in Ray) as Art, Joseph Gordon –Levitt (who was seen in the moving picture A River Runs Through It) as Frank Shaver, Dominique Fishback (who was seen in Show Me a Hero) as Robin in the leading roles.
Along with the leads, we can see Machine Gun Kelley (popularly known as a musician who also played a role in the picture Beyond the Lights) as Newt, Rodrigo Santoro (also known for hit movie Rio) as Biggie, Amy Landecker (who was seen in All is Bright rendering a supporting role) as Gardner and Allen Maldonado (who has given his contribution in The Last O.G.) as Landry.
Joseph Trapanese (who has even offered his music to the video games in the past) has given the amazing music to ‘Project Power’ alongside the cinematography talents by Michael Simmonds (previously known for his performance in Nerve).
What puts ‘Project Power’ differently than others?
The movie begins with the desire of a father to save his daughter from all kinds of evil deeds. He partners with few other individuals like the drug dealer, a police officer, and even a former soldier who in turn promises to help him out. They are seen to gang up together in order to stop the distribution of a pill. This pill has the ability to give the consumer all the superpowers in the world for a short period of 5 minutes.
The Principal photography for the movie started on 8th October 2018 and was wrapped up on 22nd December 2018. The entire shooting of this film took place in the beautiful city of New Orleans in the United States. The only actor reported to have injured himself during filming was Joseph Gordon-Levitt. As per the news, he fell off while riding his bicycle. The entire production budget of ‘Project Power’ was $85.1 million out of which $80.4 were spent on the location in Louisiana itself.
‘Project Power’ which has been edited in detail by Jeff McEvoy is produced by Screen Arcade Supermache Production Companies. It is 113 minutes long and has got a 73% approval rate as per the 41 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. It managed to score a 6.12/10 gaining overall mixed reviews. I cannot see a better way to make one’s weekend better besides watching this movie. Can you?