This little indie film, I Declare War, looks fantastic! The story centers on a crazy intense game of capture the flag between two teams of of pre-teens. The story is a mix of reality and fantasy, and the line between the two becomes blurred as the game goes on. The movie gets a limited theatrical release on August 30th, and today we have two new posters for the film and a clip. The movie has been getting solid reviews, and I'm hoping to see it in theaters when it opens.
Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality. Rocks = Grenades. Trees = Control towers. Sticks = Submachine guns. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone as the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship. The would-be warriors get a searing glimpse of humanity's dark side as their combat scenario takes them beyond the rules of the game and into an adventure where fantasy combat clashes with the real world.
The film was directed by Jason Lapeyre and Robert Wilson, and it's being distributed by Drafthouse Films. It is currently available on VOD, iTunes, and digital download.