Watch: Imaginary Action Extravaganza 'I Declare War' Release Trailer

July 15, 2013
Source: YouTube

I Declare War Trailer

"This is the moment of truth!" Drafthouse Films has recently unveiled the official release trailer for Jason Lapeyre & Robert Wilson's I Declare War, an indie action comedy film starring a bunch of kids playing an imaginary war in the woods. It sounds like The Hunger Games, but is actually much more like Child's Play 3, if you know that reference. The concept involves the imagined weapons these kids are wielding becoming real, even though there's no one being harmed as far as we can tell. It premiered at Fantastic Fest last year and won the Audience Award, which was the perfect place for this because the second half gets a bit wacky.

Watch the release trailer for Jason Lapeyre & Robert Wilson's I Declare War, in high def on YouTube:

Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality. Rocks = Grenades. Trees = Control towers. Sticks = Submachine guns. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone as the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship. I Declare War is directed by Jason Lapeyre & Robert Wilson. After premiering at TIFF and Fantastic Fest last year, the film arrives on iTunes/VOD July 15th and in theaters August 30th.

I Declare War Poster

Above is the sleek official poster art for I Declare War, comissioned by Drafthouse Films for the US release. For more info on the film, visit the Drafthouse Films website or the film's Facebook page. Anyone curious?

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  • ali3000
  • Billy
    Great movie. Good to see it's finally getting an official release.
  • Carpola
    we used to play an un-PC version of this called 'Japs and Commandos', anyone else play that? Looks quite funny.
  • grimjob
    When I was a kid, I had a cheapy telescope that had a small attached tripod, which folded up underneath. Predator was my favorite movie at the time (still in my top 5), and I pretended it was Ol' Painless. Good times.
  • Jeff
    I showed this movie at a film festival and it was boring and just ok. Why hype this movie?
  • Oct8pus
    Reminds me a bit of the movie "Son of Rambow"...probably not as good though....
  • nerdlunch
    The trailer looks a lot like a short film I made back in 2006:




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