A24 Concludes Trilogy X With Upcoming “MaXXXine”

Although the second movie in the X trilogy of A24, Pearlwhich premiered in theaters, series director T West confirmed that he and his team are already working hard on deriving this killer trilogy.

Source: MaXXXine (2022), A24

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according to LimitWest confirmed the development of the third and final X Next entry Pearl September 12 premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Source: Pearl (2022), A24

set after events XNext Maxine You’ll see Mia Goth as Maxine and follow her ongoing quest for fame in ’80s Los Angeles.

Filming has not begun, but Deadline states that the film is “on a fast track after the A24 lit it green”.

Source: X (2022), A24

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Shortly after that announcement, A24 released a short teaser for the sequel, which, although it doesn’t contain any actual footage from the movie, gives fans a taste of what they can expect when it finally hits theaters.

Opening with the classic “steadfast noise” found on worn-out VHS tapes, the trailer eventually moves into a wide, wide shot of Hollywood Hills as the graphic identifies the footage as coming from “Los Angeles, 1985.”

Then the camera pans to reveal that instead of the iconic ‘Hollywood’ sign, the teacher’s individual characters have been replaced with similar-style letters spelling out the word ‘MaXXXine’.

Source: MaXXXine (2022), A24

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From VCR effects, to logo, and even teaser music Maxine He seems to lean heavily on the ’80s aesthetic — a creative decision that not only makes sense for the series’ timeline, but also evokes memories of one of the best horror movie periods of all time.

Although A24 versions usually lean more towards a younger audience, they will probably know how important this time is to the genre, giving way to such classics as the 1987 Hillricea film whose influence is still felt in the media to this day, and 1988 baby play.

Source: Hellraiser (1987), Miramax Films

The ’80s also gave us twin outings day of the dead And the return of the living dead, Both pushed the boundaries in terms of mainstream zombie content.

Needless to say, the ’80s was a prime time for horror, and MaXXXine would be in good company if it took full advantage of its place and its rich history of horror and slashers.

Source: Return of the Living Dead (1985), Orion Pictures

On top of that, this third journey into the X universe gives star Mia Goth another chance for those unaware that she could be the next big thing in horror—the smarter side of her at least.

In fact, Guth’s early career is based on such films, as before he had double duty as the main antagonist of both X And the PearlAppeared in films such as cure for wellnessAnd the marrowboneThe 2018 remake of Suspiria.

Source: Suspiria (2018), Amazon Studios

Of course what Maxine It could mean for the trilogy’s storyline and the quality of the killing, the excitement and the chills it might eventually bring about for relics to see.

Until we know more, all we can do is wait in anticipation, and maybe rewatch the first two movies a few more times.

Source: X (2022), A24

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