Partially crowdfunded, and made with a limited budget, for fans of Joe Dante, they’ll take his next movie any way they can get it. Sometimes, as a filmmaker, you have to count on the luck of the draw for things to happen, and when it came to casting, things really worked out for Dante. “… casting is sort of a coin toss in certain ways, but casting is 90% of the movie. And in a movie like this it’s probably 95% of the movie because the people we have in the four leads happen to be great, their chemistry is terrific,” he told us last year. “And when you have a movie like this, which doesn’t have a great deal of money behind it, it’s all about the characters, and it’s all about their faces, and it’s all about how they relate to each other.” Now you can see how that worked in the first international trailer for the horror comedy “Burying The Ex.”
Starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario, and Oliver Cooper, the story follows a young man who thinks he’s found the perfect girlfriend….until they move into together. Now he wants nothing to do with her, but he’s torn between great sex and fearing what’ll happen if he ends things. But he think he gets a break when she gets hit by a bus and dies…only to find out his worst nightmare is just beginning when she returns from the dead. So yeah, a quirky concept, but one that feels, for better or worse, like “a completely unreconstructed B-movie that is perfectly happy to breeze by on charm, nostalgia, and the attractiveness of its leads.”
No release date yet for “Burying The Ex,” but it’ll open in the U.S. later this year via Image Entertainment. Watch below.