Karen Gillan‘s movie and TV character have seen their share of action, whether it is running around with the doctor, kicking ass in the MCU, or getting stuck in Jumanji. The actress has had action roles in the past but now she is set to get a whole franchise, starring her in the main role, stemming from the recently acquired Netflix movie Gunpowder Milkshake.
The year 2020 was interesting for Netflix and original action movies, Extraction showed off some cool innovative action sequences and rode the hype all the way to a film franchise. Then came The Old Guard with the tried and tested immortal human action story and the success perpetrated another film franchise for Netflix.
Now, with Gunpowder Milkshake, the streaming platform already has another action franchise on its hand. The film is fully female led with fan favorite Karen Gillan, with amazing pull among movie and TV nerds, starring and training her character’s young daughter to become an assassin. The budding franchise is currently in the works and we will getting a look at the movie soon enough.
Karen Gillan’s Gunpowder Milkshake is Already a Franchise Started for Netflix
Gunpowder Milkshake is coming to Netflix in 2021 with Karen Gillan starring in the action flick that is already showing franchise potential.
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Gunpowder Milkshake is a STX production about a group of female assassins called the sisterhood who come together to protect a woman and her daughter. The events of the movie take place within a night and shows the assassins trying to stop a cycle of violence so they can help a mother daughter duo who are themselves assassins.
So, the premise is interesting when the first look pictures of the movie were released, they were even more intriguing. It all sounds like Nikita, mixed with Leon: The Professional and a little bit of John Wick added to give it flavor. Nikita‘s agency, Leon‘s training of an almost foster daughter and John Wick‘s fighting and use of time appear to be big inspirations.
But Karen Gillan is not alone in her quest to protect her foster daughter. She is joined by Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey who plays Scarlet, the leader of the sisterhood, in the movie. When a crime syndicate comes for Eva and her daughter, they seek help from Scarlet and her friends and all of them bring their guns and knives along.
The film is started production almost 2 years ago with with filming commencing in June 2019 and wrapping up in August 2019. Almost three month of shoot came to an end in Berlin and STX Entertainment bought the distribution rights to the film, later selling American distribution rights to Netflix, with StudioCanal releasing the film in Europe and Australia/New Zealand.
While the film is yet to be released, StudioCanal believes in the franchise potential of the flick, having already greenlit a sequel before the first one is even released. In the past Karen Gillan has appeared in blockbuster movies and beloved TV shows, but in a supporting or also-starring roles. But with Gunpowder Milkshake, she is the star of the film, kicking ass and taking name while launching an international franchise
Directed by critically acclaimed Israeli director Navot Papushado, the film is his first English language production. And with theater going being the way it is now, the director is getting the widest possible release for his film with the help of Netflix. It is not certain however if he will return for the sequel, but it is a given most of the ladies will be reprising their roles.
At the moment there is no Netflix release date for the movie, we do know Gunpowder Milkshake is releasing in theaters on 15 July 2021. So, we can expect a trailer any day now with Netflix also making clear when the film will be arriving on their platform. Karen Gillan also recently finished filming a Netflix movie called The Bubble with Judd Apatow, no release date on that either.
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