added: Mon, Feb 13th '17
Jason Momoa brandishes a scary-looking meat cleaver in the first trailer for "The Bad Batch." It's the new grungy apocalyptic western thriller from cult writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour, of "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" fame. Though instead of vampires, it seems Amirpour has switched her attention over to cannibals as she continues to explore her penchant for the macabre and the unusual.
Centering on a pistol-toting desert drifter played by British model-turned-actress Suki Waterhouse (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), the film takes place in a dystopian wasteland outside Texas where immigrants, rejects, misfits, criminals -- and yes, cannibals too -- have been discarded by the U.S. government to form their own tattered society. Think "Mad Max" meets "Escape from New York" meets Trump's fever dream.
Momoa plays a buffed-up and tatted-up outlaw who crosses paths with Suki Waterhouse's one-armed character. She, of course, has just escaped the clutches of a cult led by none other than John Wick himself, Keanu Reeves.
Giovanni Ribisi, Yolonda Ross, and Rogue One's Diego Luna are among the supporting cast, while an unrecognizable Jim Carrey makes a cameo appearance as a desert hermit.
"The Bad Batch" earned a Special Jury Prize when it premiered at last year's Venice Film Festival. The film is now slated for a summer 2017 release.
The Bad Batch is a neo-dystopian picaresque set in a wasteland outside Texas that the US has officially disavowed. Immigrants, drug dealers, and other criminals have been excommunicated to the lawless zone, including Arlen (Suki Waterhouse) and a swath of depraved cannibals. After a chance encounter with fellow-pariah Miami Man (Jason Momoa), the societal rejects' fates intertwine in unexpected ways.
directed by Ana Lily Amirpour
starring Jason Momoa, Suki Waterhouse, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, Yolonda Ross, Diego Luna, Jim Carrey
release date Summer 2017