Hunt for the Wilderpeople Movie

We’ve got our hands on a first official picture of Hunt for the Wilderpeople, the upcoming comedy movie directed by New Zealand Filmmaker Taika Waititi (who’s set to helm Thor 3 Ragnarok) and starring Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, and Oscar Kightley:

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople – Ricky (Julian Dennison) and Hec (Sam Neill)

Plot synopsis:
“Ricky is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together to survive in this heartwarming adventure comedy.”

Hard to recognize Actor Sam Neil on this picture… I thought it was Actor Christopher Lee (who portayed evil wizard Saruman in the Lord of the Rings movie franchise), lol.

No official release date yet.

Update – An interview with the crew:

The director and cast of ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ joke about the treachery they went through while shooting the film, comparing it to the conditions of the shoot. “We’re out in the elements, it was cold, borderline illegal having a twelve-year-old in those elements for so long,” jokes director Taika Waititi of shooting ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople


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