After many postponements in the cinema, the ambitious film by Douglas Attal with Pio Marmaï and Leïla Bekhti will arrive directly in streaming at the beginning of the summer.
Deprived of a cinema release because of the pandemic, the French-style blockbuster will finally land on Netflix on July 9. Initially scheduled for October 14, 2020 in cinemas, How I became a superhero had been postponed to December 16, then to April 21, 2021. Given the health situation, the producers of the feature film finally opted for an exclusive release from the leader of streaming platforms.
The ambitious project signed Douglas Attal stages Pio Marmaï, Leïla Bekhti, Vimala Pons, Swann Arlaud, Clovis Cornillac and Benoît Poelvoorde in a superheroic dystopia. The plot takes place in Paris, in a society where supermen are trivialized and perfectly integrated. When a new substance offers superpowers to those who do not, Lieutenants Moreau and Schaltzmann are in charge of the investigation to deal with numerous incidents. In order to dismantle the trafficking of the miracle product, they will be able to benefit from the help of two former vigilantes, Callista and Monté Carlo. But the investigations become more complicated when Moreau’s past resurfaces.
Unveiled for six years now – in 2015 at the Comic Con in Paris – the project of this adaptation of the eponymous novel by Gerald Bronner had aroused a lot of curiosity with its trailer. From the start, Douglas Attal had made it known that he did not want “ape marvel superheroes», But propose a reflection on the notion of heroism within our society.