After the breakout success of 2018’s Hereditary, expectations for director Ari Aster’s next film are extremely high. Originally intended for an August release date, his sophomore film titled Midsommar has been moved up to July 3rd.
Which is just awesome news.
By the looks of the teaser trailer, Ari Aster’s newest offering should please fans of Hereditary. It features what appears to be a very similar in tone – weird cult and old – despite the brightness of Midsommar’s colors, which are turned up to ten.
But everyone knows you don’t always need a dark color palette to paint a scary picture.
The film, which was also written by Aster, will be released by A24. This is the same distribution company that brought The Witch, It Comes At Night, and the aforementioned Hereditary to life. There is a distinct feel that all of these films have in common, so I think it’s safe to say that you should know what to expect from an A24 film by now.
A couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled mid-summer festival, but what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Aster himself has described the movie as “an apocalyptic breakup movie.” Now how many times have you seen that type of film? Not very often, I’ll guess.
Watch the trailer below and mark your calendars for July 3rd, 2019. I’ll see you at the movies.