Everyone loves an uplifting historical epic and new action-adventure Emperor promises exactly that! From the producer of Django Unchained, it’s an inspirational and timely portrait of courage and resilience set during a turbulent time in American history. It’s coming to digital platforms from 1st March and will be available on DVD from 5th April courtesy of Kaleidoscope Entertainment and we have a first look at the film’s trailer.
The story is inspired by the legend of 19th century freedom fighter, Shields “Emperor” Green (Dayo Okeniyi, The Hunger Games, Shades of Blue), a descendant of African kings turned outlaw slave in the pre-Civil War South.
A man fighting to free his family and bring an end to tyranny, Emperor fights his way north, joining forces with abolitionist John Brown for a daring raid on Harper’s Ferry, helping to alter the course of American history in the process.
A powerful epic shining light on one of history’s unsung heroes, Emperor also stars Ben Robson (Animal Kingdom, Vikings), Academy Award® nominee James Cromwell (The Young Pope, The Green Mile), Kat Graham (All Eyez on Me, The Vampire Diaries) and Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Bruce Dern (The Hateful Eight, Nebraska).
The film has already earned very positive reviews and audience reactions across North America, and just received two nominations at the NAACP Image Awards® including Outstanding Independent Motion Picture and Best Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture for Dayo Okeniyi. As such, Emperor promises an exciting look into an important, yet widely unknown figure of significant cultural and historical impact.
Here’s the trailer,
Kaleidoscope Entertainment presents Emperor on Digital from 1st March and DVD from 5th April, you can pre-order on Amazon here: http://bit.ly/EmperorDVD
Last year we spoke to the director of the film Mark Amin, you can see our extended interview with him below.