Must Watch: Full Trailer for Taika Waititi's 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'

February 19, 2016
Source: YouTube

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Trailer

"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:

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 glowing review) and was acquired by The Orchard, but no US release date is set yet.

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Lovely. I think I've watched What we do in the shadows six times already. This looks like a blast. Hopefully there is a good helping of Rhys Darby, too.

Jon Odishaw on Feb 19, 2016


I just watched What We Do in the Shadows, loved it. This movie looks equally funny.

Justin R on Feb 19, 2016


That is one of the worst posters I've ever seen. That being said, the movie itself looks absolutely wonderful!

Aj Meadows on Feb 19, 2016


I don't deny it... I'm sure the US distributor will make some better posters for this.

Alex Billington on Feb 19, 2016


zero interest

Joker's hideout on Feb 19, 2016


zero comment

ErrorSapiens on Feb 21, 2016


Taika's movies are always so wonderfully crafted. Always find myself completely engaged from start to end. Can't wait for this one.

TK on Feb 19, 2016


lol, can't wait

Butchy Butch on Feb 19, 2016


I like the humour, sometimes it's well written, other times you can tell it happened on set naturally, Taika is probably becoming my favourite director, he's incredibly creative and I can relate to the characters a lot, although his movies are fantastical, they are very human at the core.

Carpola on Feb 19, 2016


That is one of the reasons why I loved Boy so much. It was very funny but at the same time the arc with the mum/wife was quite dark.

TK on Feb 20, 2016


Damn this look good!

DAVIDPD on Feb 19, 2016


Before she could do chin ups. I'm in.

Xerxexx on Feb 19, 2016


Nah, that bit felt forced. Still looks just as fresh and offbeat as What We Do in the Shadows was. Definitely in!

Akirakorn on Feb 20, 2016

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