First Trailer For Ana Lily Amirpour’s ‘The Bad Batch’ | Film Trailer
Ana Lily Amirpour burst onto the scene about a year ago with her debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, proving that not only do Iranian vampire coming-of-age films exist, but they can be pretty great. Now she’s back with her follow-up, The Bad Batch, and the trailer has dropped.
The film is set in a post-disposal United States, where the country has decided to take care of its ‘undesirables’ – murderers, drug dealers, illegal immigrants – by dumping them into a wasteland in Texas not officially deemed a part of the United States.
Distributed outside an electric fence, marked with a tattoo and with only a single cheeseburger in their hand, it’s no surprise that things turn ugly and some resort to more radical means to stay alive.
In a complete 180 from the monochromatic black and white of her debut, The Bad Batch is awash with blue skies and burnt yellow sand, similar to recent Australian film, The Rover, which had a similar post-apocalyptic premise.
Amirpour clearly has a knack for style, and despite the trailers complete detachment from the tone of her first film, it looks to be another aesthetically beautiful film with possibly prophetic themes. If her sophomore effort can handle the mixing of genres that made her debut so rewarding, this could be something great.
The film is written and directed by Amirpour, and stars Suki Waterhous, Jason Momoa, Keanu Reeves and Giovanni Ribisi and will be released at an unknown date later this year.