Earlier this year the awesome first trailer and clip were released for The Turbo Kid, a violent couldn’t give a f**k style film that has influences of Mad Max all over it. It looks insanely good, and Screen Daily are reporting that the film has found a UK distributor.
Epic Pictures has reported a roaring trade here on its Sundance pick-up Turbo Kid led by a deal with Lionsgate for the UK.
Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson have closed deals in Germany (Ledick), France (109 Films), Scandinavia (NonStop Entertainment), Middle East (Eagle Films) and Latin America (SWEN Group).
Filmoption will distribute in French-speaking Canada by and Raven Banner in the English-speaking region. Japan, Russia and Australia are under discussion.
Turbo Kid is directed by François Simard, Anouk Whissell and Yoann-Karl Whissell. The cast includes Munro Chambers, Michael Ironside, Laurence Leboeuf, Aaron Jeffery and Edwin Wright.
Synopsis (via Sundance):
It’s 1997. In a ruined post-apocalyptic world, the orphaned Kid survives on his own through drought-ridden nuclear winter, traversing the Wasteland on his BMX, scavenging for scraps to trade for a scant supply of water. When his perpetually chipper, pink-haired new best friend Apple is kidnapped by a minion of evil overlord Zeus, the Kid summons the courage of his comic book hero and prepares to deliver turbocharged justice to Zeus, his buzzsaw-handed sidekick Skeletron, and their vicious masked army.