It may be a while before we get to see Aquaman in theaters again, but Jason Momoa is going the fantasy route with the upcoming Slumberland on Netflix.
The movie is set to release this November, and we just got a new trailer featuring Momoa and newcomer Marlow Barkley. Watch this:
Here’s the official description:
Slumberland takes audiences to a magical new place, a dreamworld where precocious Nemo (Marlow Barkley) and her eccentric companion Flip (Jason Momoa) embark on the adventure of a lifetime. After her father Peter (Kyle Chandler) is unexpectedly lost at sea, young Nemo’s idyllic Pacific Northwest existence is completely upended when she is sent to live in the city with her well-meaning but deeply awkward uncle Phillip (Chris O’Dowd). Her new school and new routine are challenging by day but at night, a secret map to the fantastical world of Slumberland connects Nemo to Flip, a rough-around-the-edges but lovable outlaw who quickly becomes her partner and guide. She and Flip soon find themselves on an incredible journey traversing dreams and fleeing nightmares, where Nemo begins to hope that she will be reunited with her father once again.
The movie is being directed by Francis Lawrence, who is best known for his work on the Hunger Games sequels; and based onwhat we’re seeing in the trailer, we can expect some very dazzling visuals.
I do have to say though, Momoa is pretty much playing out of type here, and it feels like they originally wanted Johnny Depp to play the Flip role before they got him onboard. That being said, I’m all up for actors taking on roles they don’t usually do, and after Game of Thrones, it’s great to see Momoa get work where he’s not just a stoic brute.
Catch Slumberland when it comes out Nov. 18 on Netflix.