While this month’s “Macbeth” puts some serious dirt under the fingernails of Shakespeare’s classic play, it’s not the only literary creation getting a tweak. Writer, director, and star of “Band Of Robbers,” Adam Nee, takes the work of Mark Twain, and puts a new spin on Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer in his comedy crime caper to winning effect, and a new trailer is here to show that vaunted literature can find fresh reinvention.
Starring Kyle Gallner, Matthew Gray Gubler, Hannibal Buress, Melissa Benoist, Daniel Mora, Eric Christian Olsen, Stephen Lang, Creed Bratton, and more, the film follows Huck, recently sprung from prison, who teams with his old pal Tom for one last scheme. Here’s the official synopsis:
A modern-day retelling of Mark Twain’s iconic books, Band of Robbers is a comedic adventure that reimagines the characters as grown men, and small-time crooks. When Huck Finn is released from prison, he hopes to leave his criminal life behind, but his lifelong friend, and corrupt cop, Tom Sawyer, has other plans. Not ready to give up on his childhood fantasies, Tom forms the Band of Robbers, recruiting their misfit friends, Joe Harper and Ben Rogers, to join them for an elaborate plan to find a fabled treasure. But the plan soon unravels, thrusting the guys on a wild journey with dangerous consequences…
Our review from L.A. Film Fest earlier this year called it ” an absurdist crime comedy with a wicked streak,” and you can see for yourself when it opens on January 15, 2016.