Netflix has dropped the official trailer for Chupa, its upcoming coming-of-age fantasy dramedy about a young boy who befriends a legendary creature called a chupacabra. The film will be available for streaming on April 7.
The Chupa trailer provides viewers a closer look at the adorable titular creature, as it finds a safe haven with a group of kids who plans to save him from foreign hunters looking to exploit their friend.l
Chupa is directed by Jonás Cuarón from a screenplay written by Sean Kennedy Moore, Joe Barnathan, and Marcus Rinehart. The film stars , Evan Whitten, Christian Slater, Ashley Ciarra, Nickolas Verdugo, Adriana Paz, Gerardo Taracena, and Julio Cesar Cedillo.
The project is described as a nostalgic journey through myth, memory, and the making of one’s own personal legend. It is produced by Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, and Michael Barnathan, with G. Mac Brown, Anna Barnathan Barry, and Brendan Bellomo serving as executive producers.
“Shy 13-year-old Alex flies from Kansas City to Mexico to meet his extended family for the first time. There he meets his grandfather and former lucha libre champion Chava, energetic, wrestling-obsessed cousin Memo, and fearless, hip cousin Luna. But just as Alex begins to get his bearings, he discovers a mythical creature living under his grandfather’s shed: a young chupacabra cub, which he recognizes from stories of the feared, full-grown chupacabra, fabled to feed on farmers’ livestock,” reads the synopsis.
“Alex soon learns that his new friend ‘Chupa’ has a secret history with his family, and that dogged, dangerous scientist Richard Quinn is hunting the misunderstood creature to try and harness his powers. To protect Chupa from impending danger, Alex sets off on the adventure of a lifetime, one that will push the bonds of his newfound family to the brink, and remind him that life’s burdens are lighter when you don’t have to carry them alone.”