ComingSoon has three Blu-ray copies of The Waterman, which is the first feature film directed by acclaimed actor David Oyelowo, to be distributed to readers. The family film will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 17th. Oyelowo starred in the family adventure drama alongside Rosario Dawson, Lonnie Chavis and Amiah Miller.
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The film follows a boy named Gunner (Chavis) who goes in search of a mythical character named Aquarius who is said to have the secret of immortality in order to save his sick mother (Dawson). After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, Jo (Miller), they travel together to the remote wild horse forest. But the deeper they penetrate, the more strange and dangerous the forest becomes. Her only hope of salvation is Gunner’s father (Oyelowo), who will stop at nothing to find her and find out who his son really is.
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It’s a personal project for Oyelowo and he ended up directing it because these types of films were no longer made.
“Why weren’t there any more? ETs and The goonies, Stand by Me, Gremlins, pasture, and the never ending Story? You know the truth is we have them, but they are only made by Pixar, ”Oyelowo told ComingSoon. “You know, I would say High and The unbelievable and now soul, you know, there are some who have a bit of that tone where you have both magic and meaning, reality and fantasy. They have heavier subjects, but they can be kind of palatable to young children and then to adults too. But we just didn’t make them so that I had enough of them to show my kids and didn’t have to go back to the 80s to show my kids these types of movies.
“In the beginning I pursued this project for these reasons, mainly as a producer and as an actor. It wasn’t until we lost our director a couple of years developing the project that the writer turned to me and said, ‘David, I think you should be the one to direct.’ I was just so passionate about it and saw something of this nature in the world that I decided to jump into the director’s chair. “