Science fiction is full of great dance sequences and supervillain musical numbers. But this scene from The History of Future Folk is still a strong contender to be the best of the bunch. There's a cop-and-criminal tango, interspersed with a balletic alien kickpunching fight. Awesome.
Like The Wall, The History of Future Folk is coming out in limited release today, and we're excited to preview a snippet of the film, exclusively at io9. We also showed off the Future Folk trailer a while back, and it looked immensely fun.
Here's the skinny about Future Folk:
When a comet threatens to destroy their planet, the citizens of Hondo enlist their most decorated soldier, General Trius (Nils d’Aulaire), to search for a new home planet and wipe out the current inhabitants with a flesh-eating virus. After landing somewhere near Brooklyn, General Trius wanders into a megastore to unleash the terror… when he’s suddenly enchanted by a strange and mystical human invention known as “music.” He immediately abandons his plan to eradicate the human race, assumes the name Bill, starts a family, and launches a one-alien bluegrass act in a tiny bar owned by Larry (Dee Snider, yes, the awesome one). His peaceful life is disrupted when the Hondonians send a bumbling assassin named Kevin (Jay Klaitz) to get the mission back on track. Although subduing Kevin is no challenge for the great General Trius, the Hondonians have no intention of calling off their plan to eliminate mankind, so Bill and Kevin must join forces to save Hondo, prevent an intergalactic takeover, and get some bigger gigs for the universe’s first Hondonian bluegrass duo: Future Folk!
And here's a second clip, which isn't exclusive to us:
The History of Future Folk opens in New York today, expands to Los Angeles on June 7, and Portland, OR on June 14. Plus it's available on demand starting June 4.