The first trailer for director Kevin Macdonald’s (The Last King of Scotland) new film How I Live Now, based on Meg Rosoff’s novel, has been released and certainly looks like an interesting watch.
The film takes place in the very near future and as we follow Daisy (Saoirse Ronan), a New York City teenager who spends the summer in England whilst she stays with her aunt and cousins, during which time she falls in love with a boy (George MacKay). World War III breaks out just after Daisy’s aunt goes away on business, and Daisy, along with her cousins, are left to deal with this sudden world full of total chaos.
The trailer looks gripping and more importantly, realistic and grounded and I’m really looking forward to this being released.
The film also stars Tom Holland and Anna Chancellor.
How I Live Now is due for release in the UK on 4th October 2013. No US date has been released as of yet.
Synopsis from the novel:
Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy.
As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary. But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way.
A riveting and astonishing story.