Taika Waititi has built up such a lovely resume with everything from What We Do In the Shadows to Hunt for the Wilderpeople to Thor: Ragnarok that he can really swing big, which is what he seems to be doing with his latest, JoJo Rabbit.
JoJo Rabbit follows a timid young child in Nazi Germany that ends up having an imaginary friend in the visage of Adolf Hitler, albeit a goofy one played by Taika. The premise has the titular JoJo reckon with himself as he finds his mother is hiding a Jewish girl. Billed as an “anti-hate satire” (perhaps the first time that’s ever been a phrase?), Waititi continues to have our interest peaked here. The tone and satirical walking-the-line seems like anything else we’ve seen before just from this teaser (we can only imagine what lies ahead with a full trailer).
See for yourself here with the just released teaser, then look for JoJo Rabbit in theaters on Oct. 18th.