Apple Original Films and Sony Pictures’ Ridley Scott-directed “Napoleon” has landed a theatrical release date in China of Dec. 1, reports Deadline. In the U.S. and elsewhere it will debut on Wednesday, Nov. 22, to take advantage of the Thanksgiving five-day holiday.
Deadline says that Apple and Sony are banking on the movie to make the bulk of its box-office returns overseas, which is par for the course on historical epics, i.e. “1917” did 58% of its $384.5M global box office overseas. The movie began screening this week to the media and so far through 62 reviews counts 66% fresh with Rotten Tomatoes critics.
Here’s how the movie is described: Directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay by David Scarpa, “Napoleon” stars Joaquin Phoenix as the French emperor and military leader. The film is an original and personal look at Napoleon’s origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine, played by Vanessa Kirby. The film captures Napoleon’s famous battles, relentless ambition and astounding strategic mind as an extraordinary military leader and war visionary.
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