Fun Trailer for Danish Film 'Antboy', Not to be Confused with 'Ant-Man'
by Alex Billington
August 14, 2013
"Let's skip school tomorrow to test your powers." Tired of so many cinematic superheroes? Try this on for size. A trailer has debuted for a Danish film titled Antboy, a Spider-Man-like story of a young boy (played by Oscar Dietz) who gets bit by an ant and gains superpowers. Despite the cliche storyline, including an overweight villain named The Flea (played by Nicolas Bro), this actually looks quite charming, almost as if it has the childish wonder and humor of Amblin films. While they show quite a bit in this trailer, including his costume, the villain and love interest, it's not overly revealing. I'm still curious to see this at TIFF. Enjoy!
Synopsis from TIFF: A shy twelve-year-old becomes a superhero after being bitten by a very special ant, in this delightful comedy-adventure based on the popular children's books by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen. Antboy is the feature directing debut of Danish filmmaker Ask Hasselbalch, of a number of short films previously. His father runs The Short & Documentary Film school in Copenhagen. This will be premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September later this year, where it's seeking a US distributor. For more details on Antboy, visit its official website or Facebook page (which are mostly in Danish). Thoughts?