Before Taika Waititi gets to direct Thor: Ragnarok later this year, we will get to see Hunt For The Wilderpeople, a comedy set in New Zealand that is centered on the manhunt of a young boy (Julian Dennison) and a curmudgeon (Sam Neill). The film actually premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received rave reviews.
Now a trailer has just been released, showing us just how the funny the film will be. Check it out here below.
The film is based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump.
The action and comedy in Wilderpeople should be a slight measurement of what we will see in Thor: Ragnarok. The chemistry between the two lead actors is nothing short of hilarious and fun to watch. Rhys Darby (Flight Of The Conchords) also makes a brief appearance in the trailer. He plays a character named Psycho Sam, which by any indication can be up to no good and prevent our two leads from reaching their goals.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople should provide a nice comedic break in a summer chock full of action blockbusters. Not only that, it will be that indie film that everyone should see should they be bored of tentpole films.
The film hits theaters in the United States and Canada on June 24, 2016 and VOD on September 20, 2016.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.