Taika Waititi Scores Again with “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”

We’re pretty sure you fell in love with the vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows.

If that is indeed the case, then we’re confident that you’ll definitely dig the latest film from Taika Waititi (co-writer, co-director, co-star of What We Do in The Shadows), Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump, Waititi wrote and directed a film that is as full of heart as it is with wisecracking spunk. It’s a tale of a runaway, wannabe gangster, foster kid living in ‘the bush’ in New Zealand giving the backdrop of New Zealand a different use than the Lord of the Rings movies. Julian Dennison, who plays the kid, lives up to the role of Ricky Baker exquisitely and the gruff Sam Neill is a perfect juxtaposition as a quiet, reformed ex-con. Rhys Darby also make a pretty memorable cameo as someone living completely off the grid.

Watch the trailer here, then look for it in theaters in limited release starting this Friday, June 24th.