A few years ago we placed 2007’s Eagle Vs. Shark on our Love,
Taika Waititi’s debut film had a wonderfully strange charm, with offbeat character moments and a huge heart to it. With Waititi currently working on Thor Ragnarok for Marvel and his previous outing (the perfectly odd What We Do in the Shadows) still fresh in the mind all eyes are on his latest, Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
We caught up with the film in Edinburgh, and called it one of the most entertaining films of the year, and on the 16th of September you’ll be able to see this quirky wonder for yourselves.
Today we’re showing off the new poster and trailer, just case you weren’t already dribbling into your cereal with excitement.
Ricky, a defiant young city kid, finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush after a series of misadventures befall the unlikely duo. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure.
Based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump, the film is written and directed by famed indie auteur Taika Waititi (What we do in the Shadows, Thor: Ragnarax) and stars Sam Neill (The Daughter, Long Way Down) and introduces rising star Julian Dennison.