Neville Longbottom Gets a Bit Gritty in First Trailer for 'Wasteland'

September 6, 2012
Source: Vimeo


Today is the first day of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, and our own Alex Billington is already in Canada, getting ready to give us all the buzz from the fest. Over the next week and a half, we'll be catching sneak peeks and reviews of the films playing, and another one just popped up on our radar. Wasteland is a British thriller about a young ex-con who hooks up with his best mates to embark on a wild and risky revenge scheme after being framed by a local drug kingpin. You'll notice Harry Potter cast member Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) in the supporting cast with Luke Treadaway (Attack the Block) in the lead role. It looks very gritty, and TIFF describes it as Ocean's Eleven meets The Usual Suspects. Watch!

Here's the first trailer for the Rowan Athale's Wasteland from Vimeo (via Collider):

Following an emotional reunion with his best friends, Harvey Miller (Luke Treadaway of Attack the Block) sets about finding the girl he left behind, determined to rekindle their romance. What follows is the ingenious and elaborate blueprint of a master plan which Harvey hopes will deliver revenge on an old adversary as well as giving him and his friends the opportunity to start a new life abroad. Iwan Rheon, Gerard Kearns, Matthew Lewis, Vanessa Kirby, and Neil Maskell co-star in the film written and directed by Rowan Athale. The film is premiering at TIFF 2012, but has no official release date set yet. Looking good?

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" a young ex-con who hooks up with his best mates to embark on a wild and risky revenge scheme" Guy Ritchie called, he wants his plot back. Even that trailer looks like Lock Stock 2012, but instead of legitimate looking mugs like Statham and Jason Flemyng, we have a bunch of male models, with artfully unkempt beards. No sale.

Lebowski on Sep 6, 2012


3 things - guy ritchie didn't invent this plot - it's been done many, if it's done well here - great! and, you're saying statham gives credibility to a movie?.....not in my book. and 3 - you're ALSO saying stathum doesn't have an "artfully unkept beard"?....because, like most actors in these types of films - he DOES as well. i'm not attacking your opinion - you can think what you want; however, i don't think your points hold up.

beevis on Sep 6, 2012


cry about it

Lebowski on Sep 6, 2012


not crying at all - i'm just laughing at your comment.

beevis on Sep 7, 2012


No, I think Statham's stubbly beard is less of a style choice and more of a convenience choice. He seems to always have that same length all over look and, speaking from experience, that's the easiest and cheapest way to go. You can do it yourself and it only takes a few minutes. With the exception of Revolver, I can't remember when he doesn't feature that look. I think Lebowski's "male models" comment is legitimate. I don't see it as a quibble, because the whole time that trailer ran, I was thinking the same thing. They've got all the fashionable clothes, they're extremely well-groomed, etc. I also thought, "oh, look, it's a new British-young clever criminals-quirky-heist-getaway-action dramedy." Oh, and Guy Ritchie did come to mind when I thought of that. Sure, he didn't invent the plot, but he's done it more times in recent memory than anyone else, and he's already done it so well, that when someone else does it now, it just seems played out, unless they really make it great.

JL on Sep 6, 2012


so, with stathum, it's a choice - but anyone else is a "male model"?....ridiculous - MANY men have that look because it's, why aren't these guys allowed to do it? as far as ritchie, why are you and lebowski so defensive? his movies are good, but NOT classics. and he's made some clunkers too. revolver wasn't that good. that movie with madonna was horrible and i never thought those sherlock holmes movies were great either. in truth, the only GR movie i actually loved was "rock and rolla". hey - don't watch the movie - it doesn't matter to me at all. the only thing that matters is it looks like a decent film and i'm going to watch it.

beevis on Sep 7, 2012


very nice. i've always liked these types of british films. this is looking like a fun watch.

beevis on Sep 6, 2012


I'm British, looks rubbish

Peter McCormack on Sep 12, 2012

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