Check Out the Sales Art for Jake Paltrow's Indie Sci-Fi 'Young Ones'
I love some good sci-fi, as always. Found at AFM by Collider is a sales banner for an indie sci-fi film called Young Ones being written/directed by Jake Paltrow, brother of Gwyneth, who directed The Good Night in 2007. The art features what looks like a young boy—but might be a girl, as the latest casting updated on IONCinema as of March this year, had Elle Fanning attached, but maybe this is just temporary promo art. The tagline says "Not all Children have a Childhood", and there's a floating robot that resembles the Hoth probe droid from Empire Strikes Back, if it isn't just a direct lift. It's just early art, but check it out anyway.
Click below to be taken back to Collider, where they've got some awesome AFM coverage. Here's the banner:
There's not many details we can find about it, but here's the premise from IONCinema: "Think the antithesis of a certain 1995 Kevin Costner film, this takes place in the near future, where water is a scarce commodity. A teenage cowboy is grieving over the death of his father when he discovers that his fathers' killer has moved in with his sister, and the introduction of sci-fi technology threatens to claim more lives." So I feel like there's a lot missing from that, including what this droid is and who the kid is and what else goes on. Word is Casey Affleck and Jamie Bell might also be cast in this futuristic sci-fi, and Noah Baumbach is producing. Looks like they're trying to get some financing at AFM, we'll let you know if we hear any updates.