All the things you’ve done put you right here: a world outside the United States border, beyond their rules and laws. The new trailer for the upcoming dystopian film The Bad Batch creates a violently atmospheric landscape with a hallucinogenic heart.
The Bad Batch was written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, who debuted with the critic’s favorite, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. The film was produced by Annapurna Pictures and VICE Media’s Danny Gabai and Sina Sayyah. It is being distributed by Tim League’s Neon.
The film stars Suki Waterhouse (Love, Rosie, The Divergent Series: Insurgent), Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Aquaman), Giovanni Ribisi (Ted, Sneaky Pete), Keanu Reeves (John Wick, Knock, Knock, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The River’s Edge) Jim Carrey (The Mask, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dumb and Dumber To), and Diego Luna (Rudo y Cursi, The Terminal, Elysium, Milk, Star Wars: Rogue One.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“The highly anticipated follow-up to Amirpour’s acclaimed directorial debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, The Bad Batch follows Arlen (Waterhouse) as she is unceremoniously dumped in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society. While trying to orient her unforgiving environment, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals and quickly realizes she’ll have to fight her way through her new reality. As Arlen adjusts to life in ‘the bad batch’ she discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who you’re standing next to.”
Reeves plays The Dream. Carrey plays The Hermit. Suki Waterhouse as Luna, Luna plays Jimmy. One of them is probably an appetizer and the other, dessert.
The first trailer for Bad Batch didn’t waste time on the good or the ugly. It laid waste to Texas. Beyond the big fence is no longer the territory of Texas. Anyone you might encounter beyond the fence is not American and is not subject to its laws. Good luck.The Bad Batch trailer shows a society outside of society in the wastelands of Texas, where the night life is still wild and amputation appears to be commonplace.
The Bad Batch will hit theaters on June 23.