We did NOT expect to get this excited about another dusty dystopian flick, but there's something about Young Ones that hits us right in the "near future" sweet spot. First up, the cast is stellar — it has Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and BigDog! We're so glad BigDog is getting its big screen debut.
The French trailer (which is in English) plays around with a lot of the fun tropes of a waterless society. Gas pumps are now water pumps, people are cleaning their dishes with dirt. It's all very dry. However we can't wait to see what sort of malicious plans newcomer Nicholas Hoult has for this little dirt town. Here's the synopsis according to a Hoult fan page:
YOUNG ONES is set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth's precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome (Kodi Smit McPhee) and Mary (Elle Fanning). He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary's boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest's land for himself, and will go to any length to get it.
Young Ones will be released on October 14th, 2014. Until then enjoy more BigDog on this poster: