A clip has surfaced for the incredible looking New Zealand Maori warrior film The Dead Lands. The clip features an intense and brutal chase sequence through a forest. I’ve been excited about seeing this film since I first heard about it, and now directors Peter Jackson and James Cameron have excitedly endorsed it.
“A powerful and gripping tale of revenge set against a dark and haunted landscape of pre colonial New Zealand. The action is breathtaking, the performances compelling. This is one of the best films to come out of New Zealand in a long time. Don’t miss it!”
“A powerful and primal coming of age story that’s an absolute adrenaline rush, The Dead Lands is far more than just a great action movie — it’s great cinema.”
In case you missed the red-band trailer that was released for the movie, make sure to click here to check it out. This is one of my must-see movies of the year. I also included some images featuring the kinds of weapons these warriors used in battle.
Hongi (James Rolleston) – a Maori chieftain’s teenage son – must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka), Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Warrior (Lawrence Makoare), a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.
Check out the clip.