It didn't take a lot of star power for Ana Lily Amirpour to break through with her stylish debut feature, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. When your film is described as the first ever Iranian vampire Western it's enough to attract a lot of attention. With its promise of romanticized cannibal action her follow-up The Bad Batch promises to be just as shocking, only now she's got the big names to go along with it and you can get a glimpse at some of them in these clips.
I don't know what the Hell is going on in these clips, but I do know that Jason Momoa look pretty unimpressed with the overly muscled freaks surrounding him. What is this? Some kind of cannibal weightlifting Meetup group? In the second clip, star Suki Waterhouse gets chased down by somebody in a wasteland that looks like something out of Mad Max. All I know is that "Fish Paste" track by Die Antwoord sets just the right tone for a movie that looks to have attitude to spare.
The film co-stars Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, and Diego Luna. Check out the clips and synopsis below ahead of its Venice bow later today, followed by an appearance at TIFF. No theatrical release date has been set yet, but it needs to happen soon. [ThePlaylist]
A girl walks across a cannibal-infested desert at midday…. Ana Lily Amirpour’s highly anticipated follow-up to A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night feints in the direction of sensationalistic horror — and, be forewarned, blood is spilled and limbs are hacked — but The Bad Batch, like Amirpour’s deliciously low-key debut, uses genre as a springboard for high style and social commentary.
The aforementioned girl (Suki Waterhouse) is one of thousands of Americans deemed unacceptable to civilized society. While wandering in her desert exile, she is captured by a community of cannibals. She manages to escape, soon ending up at a very different enclave of outcasts. Our heroine is safe here, but still does not quite feel that she has found her tribe.
On an excursion beyond the gates of her new shelter, she encounters one of her former cannibal captors (Jason Momoa), who ends up requiring her help. But can she do it without one of them getting slaughtered in the human-eat-human world where savagery is considered central to survival?