Since the announcement of Mad Max: Fury Road (arriving in 2015), we have seen the beginning of an influx of post apocalypse films. We already have had The Rover and now it seems as if YOUNG ONES will taking a piece of that pie too. The appeal here, besides the “what if post apocalypse scenario” is the cast. Check out the trailer and poster below.
Synopsis: YOUNG ONES is set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth’s precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome (Kodi Smit McPhee)and Mary (Elle Fanning). He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary's boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest's land for himself, and will go to any length to get it.
From writer/director Jake Paltrow comes a futuristic western, told in three chapters, which inventively layers Greek tragedy over an ethereal narrative that’s steeped deeply in the values of the American West.
YOUNG ONES features Michael Shannon, Kodi Smit McPhee, Nicholas Hoult, and Elle Fanning.
YOUNG ONES arrives October 17th, 2014.