GUCCI made fashion headlines this week with its sci-fi-inspired autumn/winter 2017 campaign. Shot by Glen Luchford, with art direction by Christopher Simmonds, models pose in Star Trek-influenced scenarios, fend off dinosaurs and fall prey to extra-terrestrial creatures that emerge from deep, dark lakes. If the Fifties and Sixties science fiction theme feels familiar, it’s because the futuristic genre is having a moment. Following on from Netflix original The OA, and Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost In A Shell, these are the shows and films to catch now and look forward to during the remainder of 2017.
Gucci Autumn/Winter 2017 Campaign Film
To accompany the campaign imagery, Alessandro Michele and Glen Luchford created the above short film. Models, complete with blue skin and silver talons, are beamed up into a space ship before traversing different landscapes and time zones on a faux movie set. Viewers are left with the hashtag #gucciandbeyond to share the stylish sci-fi movement. Watch it on the brand’s Youtube channel now.
Stranger Things Season 2
The supernatural sequel returns to Netflix on October 27, and the streaming service has already released the following plot hints: “A year after Will’s return, everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins.” Look out for 15-year-old actress Sadie Sink, who, as tough girl Max, is set to be the Millie Bobby Brown of season two.
Ryan Gosling stars as Officer K, a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, in Denis Villeneuve’s futuristic sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 vision of a 21st-century dystopia. As Gosling unearths a secret that has the potential to thrust society into utter chaos, he embarks on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. Expect a tense cinema date come October 6.
Twenty-seven years after the release of cult horror film Flatliners, Niels Arden Oplev – famed for his Swedish-language adaptations of Stieg Larson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – has rallied an unlikely cast for a new interpretation. James Norton and Ellen Page replace Kevin Bacon and Julia Roberts, and original star Kiefer Sutherland is slated to make an appearance, which is why the September 27-released film is not classed as a remake.
What Happened To Monday
Coming to Netflix on August 18, What Happened to Monday shows a future with a strict one-child policy, where six septuplets must avoid government detection to stay alive, and save their missing sister. Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close star in the dystopian thriller.
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets
It’s the 28th century and special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) journey on a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where diverse species gather to share knowledge. Though the recently released film has not made waves in the box office, it’s worth a watch to see Rihanna’s cameo role as shape-shifting cabaret performer, Bubble.