A film that had our own Rodrigo Perez, “thinking about, chewing on and lingering [on]” after seeing it at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, “Young Ones” seems like the kind of smart, original movie that genre fans should flip for. And a new trailer is here to take you into the dusty, treacherous world conjured by director Jake Paltrow.
Featuring a great cast including Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and Kodi Smit-McPhee, the story is centered around the battle for water, made more complicated as family dynamics and relationships also come into play. Here’s the official synopsis:
YOUNG ONES is set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth’s precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome (Kodi Smit McPhee)and Mary (Elle Fanning). He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary’s boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest’s land for himself, and will go to any length to get it.
“Young Ones” opens on October 17th. Watch the trailer below. A beautiful new poster via EW.