Must Watch: Full Trailer for Taika Waititi's 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'
"I'm amazed how lost you are." Ohhhh, I really love this movie. A full-length trailer has debuted online for Taika Waititi's latest hilarious film Hunt for the Wilderpeople, about a boy and his foster father who go on the run in the New Zealand bush. Newcomer Julian Dennison plays Ricky Baker, a troublemaker kid from the city who ends up with a foster care family in a rural part of the country, with his new parents, Aunt Bella and Uncle Hec, played by Rima Te Wiata and Sam Neill. This full trailer and new poster are for the upcoming Australia/New Zealand release, since it doesn't have an official US date yet. This was one of my favorite films of Sundance 2016, and I interviewed Taika Waititi during the festival as well. Don't miss this!
Here's the full-length trailer for Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople, direct from YouTube:
Description from the Sundance guide: "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." Hunt for the Wilderpeople is written & directed by New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi, of Eagle vs Shark, Boy and What We Do in the Shadows previously. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (read my glowing review) and was acquired by The Orchard, but no US release date is set yet.