As far as sci-fi films go, the world, for the last decade or so, is and has been in a bit of a cultural renaissance (longer if you consider The Matrix turned 15 this year). It’s true however that high caliber thinking-man’s sci-fi or weighty wham bam actioners are not so abundant that we have to swat them away from our screens. But, even in short supply, the quality and content of narrative titles like Inception and Primer not only challenges our intellects but also makes up for everything else out there that doesn’t.
Anyway, we won’t bore you with existentialism or long-winded ramblings, just check out this awesome looking first trailer for Jake Paltrow’s Young Ones. And if you like it, then take solace that its release is only a mere two months away. Enjoy!
YOUNG ONES is set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth’s precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome (Kodi Smit McPhee)and Mary (Elle Fanning). He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary’s boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest’s land for himself, and will go to any length to get it. From writer/director Jake Paltrow comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative that’s steeped deeply in the values of the American West.
Directed by Jake Paltrow and starring Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and Kodi Smit-McPhee, expect Young Ones to be released this Fall on October 17th, 2014.