Intense Trailer Released For Upcoming Movie Set During The Detroit Riots
April 12, 2017 by Daily Detroit staff
The producers of the new film Detroit, which will focus on the unrest in our city in 1967, released a full-length trailer today.
The film hits screens on August 4th, just a week after the 50th anniversary of what many believe has changed Detroit forever.
Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal worked on the film. In the past, they have won Oscars for The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty. So there is a lot of critical interest in Detroit.
It has a strong cast including “The Force Awakens” star John Boyega, who plays a cop involved in the confrontation between law enforcement and his African-American community. Also included in the lineup are names such as John Krasinski, Jacob Latimore, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Will Poulter and Jack Reynor.
The film mainly revolves around the events at the Algiers Motel. Here is a quick summary: thanks to Detroits’ Great Rebellion, the event. This is just a snippet of a more detailed breakdown that you can read at the link above.
Of all the grim episodes that occurred during the uprising, one incident would remain notorious over the other. In the early hours of Wednesday morning, three black teenagers were shot dead in the outbuilding of the Algiers Motel outside Woodward, and their deaths remain a mystery to this day. The incident lived on largely because it was not possible to piece together the horribly mixed up reports from police and civilians, and no one was ever convicted. After 49 years, the waters of truth are as murky as ever.
This film shares one thing with a famous Detroit set film, Robocop: the majority of it does not appear to have been shot here. Compose reportsit was mostly shot in Massachusetts. IMDB lists only the 10th district in Detroit as a filming location.