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GIFFONI50PLUS - 21.31 JULY 2021


Archivio Film 2019


Category: Edition 2019

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Angel) case, by shouting out one word— SHAZAM! —this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart - inside a ripped, godlike body - Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Strong).

Original Title SHAZAM!
Category Out of competition
Section Special Events
Tipology Feature Film, Special Event
Duration 132'
Production Year 2019
Nationality USA
Directed by David F. Sandberg
Story Henry Gayden, Darren Lemke
Screenplay Henry Gayden
Based on characters created by Dc
Director of photography Maxime Alexandre
Editor Michel Aller
Production Design Jennifer Spence
Music Benjamin Wallfisch
Main cast Zachary Levi
Mark Strong
Asher Angel
Jack Dylan Grazer
Djimon Hounsou
Produced by Peter Safran

 regista David F. SandbergDAVID F. SANDBERG
Born in 1981 in Sweden. He began his career as a freelance animator and maker of documentary and short films. He is best known for his collective no-budget horror short films under the online pseudonym "ponysmasher" and for his 2016 directorial debut, "Lights Out" (2016), based on his 2013 acclaimed horror short of the same name. In 2018, he directed "Annabelle 2 Creation", the prequel to supernatural horror film "Annabelle".

Director's statement
"Every child dreams of being a superhero. In the world in which our story is set, where Superman and Batman exist, Billy Batson is a boy who is given the chance to see his wish fulfilled. His power comes from magic. He is only a child, he has a pure heart and a strong spirit, he is the chosen one. He is the champion. This is what I found interesting".


Warner Bros.
Dc Entertainment
New Line Cinema

Italian distribution
festival contact
Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia