Visionary director Ana Lily Amirpour's hotly anticipated new film, The Bad Batch, finally has a trailer. Amirpour's first film—the daring genre mash-up A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night—signaled the arrival of a brave new voice in independent cinema. Well, it looks like she's lived up to the hype with yet another imaginative, challenging work of fiction.
The story unfolds in a fictionalized version of the United States, where those of ill repute are rounded up and dumped in a "Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society." Suki Waterhouse, in her first major role, plays Arlen, a woman who must navigate her way through this post-apocalyptic landscape while being hunted by a rabid band of cannibals. Fun for the whole family, right?
The film screened on the festival circuit and earned mixed reviews, but that didn't stop Neon, a joint venture from RADiUS' Tom Quinn and Alamo Drafthouse’s Tim League, from snatching up the rights. Not only that, but the film also secured a pretty sweet release date, as its set to make its debut on June 23, right in the heart of summer movie season. Part of that might have to do with the fact that movies this original don't come around too often. Or, it might be thanks to a cast that includes Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, and Jim Carrey, all of whom know how to draw a crowd.
Either way, expect The Bad Batch to be one of the most talked about films of the year. Watch the trailer above.