Internet, put on your speculating cap. Drake’s fourth album “Views from the 6” drops (as the kids like to say) this Friday, and its cover art is reminiscent of the poster for a certain found-footage superhero movie made a few years ago.
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As you can see above and below, the Toronto cityscape features prominently in the artwork for both “Views from the 6” and “Chronicle.” Young men are dwarfed against the Canadian city’s imposing architecture, a clear statement on the insignificance of man among the increasingly Icarus-like structures he builds ever higher. (Or maybe just a cool image. Either way.) Coincidence? Perhaps. Sinister, synergistic conspiracy? Hey, I’m just asking questions here.
“Chronicle” put director Josh Trank on the map, thus lining him up to direct last year’s poorly received “Fantastic Four,” which Trank all but disavowed after studio meddling. (Trank was also set to direct a standalone “Star Wars” film set for release in 2018 but was reportedly fired from the project.) Drake, meanwhile, will always be known to “Degrassi” fans as Jimmy Brooks, star basketball player who eventually gets confined to a wheelchair after a school shooting. Ah, Jimmy! Ah, humanity!
For more, watch the “Fantastic Four” trailer:
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