When it comes to indie films, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is one of the movies that I am looking forward to the most.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a film that has already been winning over critics and audiences on the festival circuit and I cannot wait to find out what all the fuss is about.

The movie marks the return of Taika Waititi to the director's chair for what is his first feature film since What We Do in the Shadows in 2014.

The movie is based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump and sees Waititi pen the screenplay as well as being in the director's chair. Waititi is one of the most exciting filmmakers around with eagle vs Shark and Boy already under his belt.

It is about to be a very exciting time for the director as he is set to tackle a big budget blockbuster for the first time. He will be at the helm of Thor: Ragnarok, which has started filming down in Australia. We are really going to see Waititi's star rocket over the next year or so.

Back to Hunt for the Wilderpeople, it is a movie that premiered In Competition at the Sundance Film festival at the beginning of the year; where it was met with terrific reviews.

The success really has snowballed as the year has gone on and it could well go on to be one of the biggest sleeper hits of 2016.

The movie sees Sam Neill team up with newcomer Julian Dennison, as they take on the central roles of Uncle Hec and Ricky. They are joined on the cast list by Rhys Darby, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, and Oscar Knightley.

Ricky, a defiant young city kid, finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush after a series of misadventures befall the unlikely duo. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together in this hilarious and heartfelt adventure.

For me, Taika Waititi is one of the most exciting and original directors around and it is always exciting when one of his film projects is on the horizon. While he may have even bigger movies ahead of him, Hunt for the Wilderpeople looks set to be an indie treat this September.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is released 16th September.


by for www.femalefirst.co.uk
find me on and follow me on