You had my curiosity at a “post-apocalyptic, BMX-powered, blood-splattered love story.” Debuting at Sundance 2015 has my attention.
Turbo Kid looks to be a fresh take on…something that maybe doesn’t totally exist yet? The people responsible for it have brought us some of the most original, and just plain good horror of the last few years including, Hobo with a Shotgun, Zombeavers,and ABCs of Death 2. Its participation in one of the biggest film festivals in the world ensures us that it is well done and that it definitely has some serious potential. If you aren’t interested yet, check the official image below the press release.
From the Press Release:
MONTREAL – Dec. 5, 2014 – EmaFilms, T&A Films and Epic Pictures Group are pleased to announce that TURBO KID, a Canada-New Zealand co-production, will make its World Premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the Park City at Midnight section. The Festival takes place January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
TURBO KID is a post-apocalyptic, BMX-powered, blood-splattered love story that follows the epic journey of an orphaned outcast reluctant to be a hero in the wasteland of an alternate future.
TURBO KID is written and directed by RKSS: Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell.
“We always envisioned TURBO KID to be like some lost crazy kid’s movie from the 1980s that’s somehow has just been rediscovered,” said RKSS. “We wanted a love story with the exploitation elements we grew up with, a post-apocalyptic scenario, over-the-top gore FX, super turbo explosions and a few BMX tricks for good measure. We were going for a retro inspired aesthetic, not just from an overall visual presentation, but from how the narrative unfolds. We wanted TURBO KID to appeal to a whole new generation of warped kids (and crazy adults).”