Did you love What We Do in the Shadows? Was Flight of the Conchords your must watch TV show? Would you love to see Rhys Darby do pretty much anything? Your prayers have been answered, my New Zealand loving friends. Director Taika Waititi is back behind the camera with a cast of hilarious New Zealanders in the new film Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Oh, and of course Rhys Darby is in this too:
Here’s the synopsis:
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, upcoming THOR: RAGNORAK) masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople comes to limited release this Summer.