It was called Boyz in the Wood when it debuted at film festivals last year, but now Amazon has retitled the Scottish action/horror/comedy Get Duked! ahead of its impending release. They also dropped this raucous new red band trailer for writer/director Ninian Doff’s film.
Just a heads up, I haven’t seen the film yet, but this trailer feels like it gives away a lot. The more you know.
To be honest, I knew almost nothing about Get Duked! aside from the fact that people who saw it at SXSW and other fests loved it. And from what we see in this trailer, if the film lives up to this preview, I get the adoration. It looks fun and sarcastic, but also creepy and weird, like a profane slacker comedy take on “The Most Dangerous Game.” So yeah, I’m in.
Here’s a synopsis:
Dean, Duncan, and DJ Beatroot are teenage pals from Glasgow who embark on the character-building camping trip — based on a real-life program — known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, where foraging, teamwork and orienteering are the order of the day. Eager to cut loose and smoke weed in the Scottish Highlands, the trio finds themselves paired with straight-laced Ian, a fellow camper determined to play by the rules. After veering off-path into remote farmland that's worlds away from their urban comfort zone, the boys find themselves hunted down by a shadowy force hell-bent on extinguishing their futures. From writer-director Ninian Doff — making his feature debut after a slew of award-winning music videos and short films for artists including Run the Jewels, Miike Snow, Migos, and Mykki Blanco—comes an anarchic satire of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers, and hallucinogenic rabbit droppings that pits the youth of tomorrow against the status quo of yesterday.
You had me at “hallucinogenic rabbit droppings.”
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Amazon releases Get Duked! on August 28.