Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Holy Shit, 'The FP 2' Is Happening And You Can Help

If you haven’t watched the Trost Brothers’ The FP, do yourself a favor, drop whatever you’re doing, and rectify that oversight. It’s a movie I once described as “like watching the hyperactive, sugar-fueled bastard child of The Warriors, Japanese pop culture, and a hillbilly bounce all over the screen.” Well now there’s a sequel, Beats of Rage: The FP 2, in the works, and you can help Beat-Beat this shit into reality.

So, The FP takes place in a vaguely dystopian near future where rival street gangs settle their disputes the way the good lord always meant for them to be settled: by competing in a Dance Dance Revolution style dance game called Beat-Beat Revelation. It’s nuts, and Beats of Rage also looks fucking insane.

Writer/director Jason Trost, who also stars as JTRO, takes over solo directing duties this time around. (His brother, Brandon, co-directed The FP, and is the cinematographer on like billion huge movies, but is apparently sitting this one out). Reportedly a large chunk of the movie has already been filmed, but click here to support their Indiegogocampaign to finish the rest.

Just look at this extended clip and you’ll get a pretty good idea of what to expect from Beats of Rage. It’s certainly not for everyone, but hot damn, I feel the need to Beat-Beat right now.

Here’s what Beats of Rage is all about if you’re into that sort of thing:
In a dystopian future... the world is in a booze drought. Disputes are fought to the death via the dancing arcade game Beat-Beat Revolution, which has absolutely no relation to Dance Dance Revolution. Alternate Reality yo.
In this ghetto ass fantasy, in order to save The FP once again... again, JTRO -The Beat-Beating champion from a legendary bloodline of beat-beaters and KCDC – his mystical hype man, must quest deep into The Wastes, a world decimated by the beat wars, in order to compete in the ancient Beat-Beat tournament, “Beats of Rage".  JTRO travels deep into the realm of his birthplace where he must dig deeper than six feet to vanquish the self-proclaimed lord of the Wastes, AK-47.  Will JTRO fulfill KCDC’s prophecy?  Will he be able to RENIG before it’s too late and save The FP from runnin’ dry once and for all?    
And here’s a teaser trailer from a few months back. (Seriously, how did I miss this shit?!):

If you have some money and want to toss it into an insane whirlwind of a motion picture, consider sending a few bucks towards Beats of Rage: The FP 2. In theory, this kicks down the doors sometime in 2018, but we’ll have to wait and see.


Anonymous said...

Need any extras from Frazier Park or another actor?

Brent McKnight said...

Dude, you should hit up the filmmakers, that would be dope as hell!