Official US Trailer Arrives for Taika Waititi's 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'

April 27, 2016
Source: Apple

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Trailer

"So what do we do now?" "We run." The Orchard has unleashed the official US trailer for Taika Waititi's new comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which is another one of our favorite films from Sundance this year (Captain Fantastic being another). 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. Eventually Ricky and Uncle Hec go on the run out in the New Zealand bush. This film is hilarious, heartfelt, and so much fun to watch. We've already featured two trailers from Australia, but one more to convince everyone it's worth seeing won't hurt.

Here's the official US trailer for Taika Waititi's Hunt for the Wilderpeople, in high def from Apple:

You can still watch the full Australian trailer for Hunt for the Wilderpeople here, for even more footage.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Poster

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 review) and was acquired by The Orchard. Wilderpeople opens starting June 24th.

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  • Really looking forward to this.
  • looks fun
    Yes. Another great recommendation! Thanks. // I was afraid of it maybe feeling a little like another "White man saves brown people" movie, but given the setting and the way they are handling it, it feels fine.
    • I wonder maybe if the boy will save him, mentally at least.
    • redtie
      No, no, it's another "Caucasian man saves brown people." You obviously didn't read the wanted poster correctly. 😉
  • Leilani Cottrell
    I loved watching this movie when it came out but I feel like the US and other countries won't enjoy the movie as much as us kiwi's because all the actors were people we already know off the telly every week, especially the slang used and the little jokes we all know. When I went to the movies, the whole mass was cracking up laughing all the way through, but that was because we understood the movie. Hopefully the US and aussie enjoys it as much as we did :)
    • What I really like about Taika's movies is that they have all the little bits of slang and eccentricities of New Zealand, they seem very natural and honest. I live in the UK, but till find them really funny.
    • Pahtrisha
      Why not give 'em a chance to see it? It has enough comedic nuances to keep open minded moviegoers happy :)
  • That was the best use of that song I could have ever imagined.
  • shiboleth
    The kid is hilarious. Any distraction from usual blockbusters is welcome. And this looks better than that ...
  • ErrorSapiens
    This is the one movie for me this year. Just looks so perfect in every way. Character driven, funny and random!
  • Pahtrisha
    Excellent movie Loved it. Now where can we see it in the US?




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