Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn Grow Up to Be Criminals in BAND OF ROBBERS Trailer
I’ve got a trailer here you need to watch for a film called Band of Robbers, an intriguing take on Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. The story reimagines the characters as if they had grown up in modern times and is set in present day with Tom and Huck as grown up adults living as criminals.
The movie screened at the Los Angeles Film Festival and I’ve read great things about it. It looks like a great crime comedy that audiences will enjoy. It seems to have a Wes Anderson kind of feel to it, which is a good thing. If you’re a fan of Anderson’s work, that is.
Mark Twain’s young heroes Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn spring vividly back to life, this time as modern-day grown men. When Huck is released from prison he hopes to leave his criminal past behind. But his lifelong friend and corrupt cop, Tom, has other plans, having formed the Band of Robbers, a group of misfits dedicated to locating the hidden treasure that eluded the boys in childhood.
Twain aficionados will find myriad references to their beloved characters, but the film stands on its own as a story about two well-intentioned heroes refusing to bid their childhoods goodbye. Charming and hilarious, the Nee brothers make a winning directorial team in this old-fashioned Boys’ Own yarn thrown headlong into the present day.
The movie was directed by Adam and Aaron Nee, and it stars Kyle Gallner as Huck, Adam Nee as Finn, Stephen Lang as Injun Joe, and Supergirl‘s Melissa Benoist as Becky Thatcher. Gravitas Ventures will release Band of Robbers in select theaters and VOD on January 15th, 2016.