Before I even saw this teaser trailer for Turbo Kid, I was sold on the concept. This is one of my most anticipated films to see at the Sundance Film Festival, and it looks ridiculously fun!
It has been described as a retro-futuristic movie, and it takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. The story follows a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books, and "he must face his fears and become a reluctant hero when he meets a mysterious girl." This has the makings of a cult classic. I absolutely love the vibe that I get from this teaser.
The movie was produced by Ant Timpson (The ABCs Of Death 1 & 2, Housebound), Jason Eisener (Hobo With A Shotgun), and it was written and directed by Anouk Whissell, François Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell. Here's an official synopsis:
It's 1997. In a ruined post-apocalyptic world, the orphaned Kid survives on his own through drought-ridden nuclear winter, traversing the Wasteland on his BMX, scavenging for scraps to trade for a scant supply of water. When his perpetually chipper, pink-haired new best friend Apple is kidnapped by a minion of evil overlord Zeus, the Kid summons the courage of his comic book hero and prepares to deliver turbocharged justice to Zeus, his buzzsaw-handed sidekick Skeletron, and their vicious masked army.
I'm seeing the movie on Wednesday, so I'll let you all know how it is! This has the making of a movie I know I'm going to love.