“Our pain is our rocket fuel.”
Director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future) and actor Steve Carrell are making an amazingly unique movie called Welcome to Marwen and here we have its brand new trailer for you to watch along with a collection of fun character posters. The film tells the inspiring true story of a man named Mark Hogancamp.
Hogancamp was attacked by a group of Nazis, leaving him with massive memory loss and serious post-traumatic stress. As a way to handle his fears and pain, he builds a model town called Marwen that he fills with custom-made G.I. Joe action figures. He lives out a fantasy life with these action figures that come to life in his imagination and they help him face and deal with the struggles that he’s going through. I think the movie has a fresh concept and it looks amazing, I am sure this will be one unique movie to watch in 2018.
The movie is based on a documentary called Marwencol that tells the story of Hogancamp, who suffered severe head trauma after being assaulted outside of a bar by a group of teenagers. He was in a nine-day coma, and when he woke up he had no memory of his life, his friends or his family.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.
When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.
In a bold, wondrous and timely film from this revolutionary pioneer of contemporary cinema, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination… you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.
Also stars in Welcome to Marwen, Leslie Mann, Eiza González, Janelle Monáe, Gwendoline Christie, Diane Kruger and Merritt Weaver. Welcome to Marwen arrives this fall on November 21, 2018.