“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?”
Classic rock fans will be asking themselves the same question when they watch the brand new trailer for “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the highly anticipated upcoming biopic film about the famous British stadium rockers known as Queen. The trailer arrived online early Tuesday morning, and wastes no time in introducing Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”) as the late charismatic frontman, Freddie Mercury in all of his different era looks and creative personas.
The trailer for the film, which is due out later this year on Nov. 2, can be watched in full above. Over a 1:30 minute span, fans are taken back in time to when loud guitars and unapologetic lyrics and lifestyles ruled the radio airwaves. As Consequence of Sound reports, the film will cover the British band’s story from their early years in the 1970s until their famous 1985 performance at Live Aid. The band’s other original members, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, are also featured throughout the film, but as the first trailer (and poster, see below) works hard to point out, the band’s story and legacy is tied closest to Mercury.
Regardless of whether or not the film ends up being any good is almost beside the point, as fans should just be happy that the scenes are finally seeing the light of day at all. The movie’s production goes way back to 2011 when “Borat” actor Sacha Baron Cohen was originally signed on to portray Mercury before dropping out of the project. A few directors and lead actors later, Malek was signed on with much anticipation thanks to previously-shared photos of himself as the late rock icon.
For those out there who would rather see some of the surviving members of the band actually perform, Queen + Adam Lambert, which includes both Brian May and Roger Taylor, will continue to tour across Europe and the U.K. throughout the summer months. Tickets to see the band’s upcoming residency at London’s The O2 in early July are on sale now, and can be purchased by clicking here.