First Look Teaser for Dragon Thriller ‘Damsel’ with Millie Bobby Brown
by Alex Billington
November 11, 2023
“For generations… it has been our task… to protect our people.” But not like this! Netflix has revealed the first look teaser trailer for an action thriller fantasy film called Damsel, the latest feature made by Spanish filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (best known for Intacto, 28 Weeks Later, and Intruders years ago). The latest reveal in Netflix’s 2023 Geeked Week presentation, a fresh look at another upcoming 2024 Netflix movie. Here’s the premise: A young woman agrees to marry a handsome prince — only to discover it was all a trap. She is thrown into a cave with a fire-breathing dragon and must rely solely on her wits and will to survive. Millie Bobby Brown stars in a more intense role as the “damsel” who fights back. The impressive supporting cast also includes Robin Wright, Angela Bassett, Nick Robinson, Brooke Carter, Ray Winstone, and Shohreh Aghdashloo. This looks surprisingly vibrant & cinematic! What a great trailer. Seems to be more than just a rumble in a cave, with a story featuring this entire kingdom. I’m definitely in.
Here’s the first teaser trailer (+ poster) for Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s Damsel, from Netflix’s YouTube:
“It’s a thrilling adventure with a really dark twist to put you on the edge of your seat… As a filmmaker, one of the things I always want to do is surprise the audience with a new take on a story. Especially this kind of [traditional story] — we have to modernize those tales with new takes, more modern and real ways, to connect with the audience.” –Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
A dutiful damsel (Millie Bobby Brown) agrees to marry a handsome prince, only to find the royal family has recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. Thrown into a cave with a fire-breathing dragon, she must rely on her wits and will to survive. Damsel is directed by acclaimed Spanish writer / filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, director of the films Intacto, 28 Weeks Later, Intruders, Prototype, and Blanco previously, plus a few other shorts. The screenplay is written by Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans, Fast X). Produced by Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, & Chris Castaldi; co-produced by Emily Wolfe. Netflix will debut Fresnadillo’s Damsel streaming on Netflix worldwide starting in early 2024 – stay tuned for the exact date.