A new trailer has been released for Young Ones, an upcoming sci-fi western from director and writer Jake Paltrow (The Good Night, Boardwalk Empire).
The movie stars Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Nicholas Hoult. It’s set in a time where water hard to find, and people fight to get it and control where it does exist.
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YOUNG ONES is set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth’s precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome (Kodi Smit McPhee) and Mary (Elle Fanning). He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary’s boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest’s land for himself, and will go to any length to get it. From writer/director Jake Paltrow comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative that’s steeped deeply in the values of the American West.
Young Ones will be released on October 17th.
Some might recognize the robot being used in place of horses as a version of Boston Dynamics’ ultra cool (and ultra creepy) BigDog and WildCat robot designs.