As I’ve mentioned numerous times, post-apocalyptic movies are totally one of my favorite genres, so I’m pretty excited for TURBO KID and totally jealous of those in Sundance that get to see its premiere tonight at midnight! Billed as a “post-apocalyptic, BMX-powered, blood-splattered love story” TURBO KID looks like a blast!
Backed by executive producers Jason Eisener (HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN) and Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson of Epic Pictures Group, TURBO KID comes from the minds of Anouk Whissell, François Simard & Yoann-Karl Whissell, otherwise known as The RKSS Collective. It reminds me of Jason Trost’s THE FP a bit, which is a great thing!
Decades after the apocalypse, the world has been left in a permanent nuclear winter. A lonely young orphan called THE KID roams the wasteland scavenging for comic books and paraphernalia from the 80s. He trades knick-knacks with the dodgy bar keep BAGU at the nearby trading post for fresh water, the most valuable commodity in this land forsaken by toxins. After bumping into arm-wrestling champion FREDERICK, the Kid sees a glimpse of the exciting world he’s been hiding from all these years. His routine existence is disrupted when he runs into the mysterious (and highly excitable) APPLE. Just as Apple starts to bring The Kid out of his isolated world with unflappable humour and goofy behaviour, their relationship is forever changed when she is kidnapped by a BOUNTY HUNTER working for ZEUS; the sadistic and overly-garrulous leader of the Wasteland. Armed with little more than blind faith and an ancient turbocharged weapon, THE KID must confront his fears and embark on an incredible journey with Frederick to rid the Wasteland of evil and to save the girl of his dreams.
SUNDANCE SCREENING TIMES:
Monday, January 26, 11:59pm
Egyptian Theatre, Park City
328 Main St., Park City, UT
Tuesday, January 27, 9:30 p.m. – TURBO27RN
Redstone Cinema 1, Park City
6030 Market St.,, Park City, UT
Thursday, January 29, noon – TURBO29YD
Yarrow Hotel Theatre, Park City
1800 Park Ave., Park City, UT
Saturday, January 31, 6:00 p.m. – TURBO31WE
Tower Theatre, Salt Lake City
876 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT
For a fun interview with main villain Michael Ironsides, head over to Icons of Fright.