Vera Farmiga & Jacob Tremblay in Trailer for Comedy 'Burn Your Maps'

May 17, 2019
Source: YouTube

Burn Your Maps Trailer

"What brings you to Mongolia?" Vertical Entertainment has debuted a new trailer for an indie adventure comedy titled Burn Your Maps, from writer/director Jordan Roberts. This first premiered at film festivals back in late 2016, and has taken three years to finally get an actual US release. No idea why, but this trailer might give you a hint that it's just not all that. Burn Your Maps is about a family in emotional turmoil that is taken by surprise when an eccentric 8-year-old American boy, Wes, has an existential epiphany - he believes that he is in fact a Mongolian goat herder. So they travel to Mongolia and things get even crazier, of course. Jacob Tremblay stars with Vera Farmiga, and a cast including Virginia Madsen, Marton Csokas, Jason Scott Lee, Suraj Sharma, Arielle Rombough, Ramon Rodriguez, and Glynis Davies. This looks cute but also awkward and just strange, not sure what to make of it or why it was delayed for so long.

Here's the new official trailer (+ poster) for Jordan Roberts' Burn Your Maps, direct from YouTube:

Burn Your Maps Poster

When Wes befriends a similarly displaced Indian immigrant they both decide it's their destiny to connect the child's dream to his reality through the use of crowdfunding. Their journey to the mysterious plains of Mongolia throws the boy's family further into disarray, leading his desperate mother on a trip across the world, with her son, in order to make their family whole again. Burn Your Maps is written and directed by American filmmaker / screenwriter Jordan Roberts, director of the films Around the Bend and 3, 2, 1 Frankie Go Boom previously. Adapted from the short story by Robyn Joy Leff. This originally premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2016, and played at numerous other festivals that year. Vertical Entertainment will finally open Roberts' Burn Your Maps in select theaters starting June 21st, 2019. Anyone interested?

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Cute. Up to some point ...

shiboleth on May 17, 2019


Barf. Another "follow your dreams and everything ends up roses!" dramedy. Not into it.

THE_RAW_ on May 17, 2019

3 thing I didn't post that or kitano0 would have eaten me alive! You are right, of course. I stopped watching the trailer before I did do what you at that 'cute little kid/boy' oh my neck of the woods...growing that age...we'd have eaten that kid alive and to say he would not have fit in running with the rest of us 'harmless' rascals' is a massive, Raw!

thespiritbo on May 17, 2019


Yeah, I just wanna know what you two have against Mongolians....and goats!

kitano0 on May 18, 2019

5'm laughing because whatever your comment means has totally flown over my head. Sorry, but may I humbly request you explain what you mean..? Mongolians...goats?...I'm missing something here...what is it? Please? I'm sure it's really obvious and I'll be embarrassed, but my hair on top of my hair is still ruffled from it flying over my Cheers.

thespiritbo on May 18, 2019


Just a joke.. well, I just re-read your didn't watch the trailer through. The boy goes to Mongolia....encounters goats...

kitano0 on May 18, 2019

7, I couldn't get thru the whole trailer or far enough into it to see Mongolia and goats...lucky Cheers...and thanks for the explanation. If you actually go to see this 'thing' I hope you enjoy gator.

thespiritbo on May 19, 2019


Weird seeing Jacob still so young. Shame the movie looks pretty paint by numbers. Feel good type so you can pretty much never fail.

DAVIDPD on May 20, 2019

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