Here’s the first look at Taika Waititi’s new feature film Hunt for the Wilderpeople. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival which has received rave reviews from industry bibles Screen Daily, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter and now we can share this teaser trailer with you.
Director Taika Waititi was thrilled by the reaction to the films premiere.
“We knew we had something special with Sam and Julian and were happy the audience felt the same way.”
This teaser introduces audiences to ‘real bad egg’ foster kid Ricky Baker played by Julian Dennison and his cantankerous Uncle Hec played by acting icon Sam Neill. Local acting heavyweights Rhys Darby, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House and Oscar Kightley star alongside Dennison and Neill in this loveable adventure comedy due for cinema release across New Zealand on March 31st 2016.
Based on the best selling book ‘Wild Pork and Watercress’ by kiwi literary legend Barry Crump, Hunt for the Wilderpeople tells the story of Ricky (Dennison), a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his foster uncle (Neill) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure.