Then, Queen's iconic logo and the title of the upcoming band biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody flashes on the screen to the strains of "We Will Rock You". Bryan Singer was originally hired to direct the film, but was sacked for being absent from the production on multiple occasions and clashing with the cast and crew. Malek has already earned praise for his uncanny resemblance to Mercury and the brief look at his performance - a full trailer is set to debut on Tuesday morning (May 15) - proves the wait was worth it.
"Bohemian Rhapsody' is a passion project of mine". And at least if this trailer is to be believed, it'll be a giddy and energetic romp through the man's life, full of the sort of razzle-dazzle that Mercury himself brought to rock music in the '70s.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, Bohemian Rhapsody is described as a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. You can see the poster below for the Dexter Fletcher-directed film, which stars Rami Malek, Joe Mazzello, Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, and Mike Myers.
The trailer footage arrives ahead of the film's official release of 2 November, after it was pushed forward from an original Christmas Day release.