If you’ve been dying for David Gordon Green to stop making broad studio comedies and go back to making more interesting and unique projects like he did earlier in his career, then the new trailer for his upcoming indie dramedy Prince Avalanche is likely going to be a real treat for you. Because man does it look weird.
The movie is a remake of an Icelandic comedy called Either Way, and basically it just involves Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch playing a couple of eccentrics who are forced to spend way too much time together while spending the summer painting lines on a long stretch of isolated roads. In many people’s hands that sort of non-story could potentially bore, but when it’s being handled by actors as charismatic as Rudd and Hirsch and it’s being shot by a filmmaker with an eye for photography as strong as Green’s, there’s really no need to worry. As you’ll see if you click through and watch the ad.
Comedy that doesn’t involve Medieval stoners or slackers forced to take care of children, gorgeous nature photography, and an indication that there are some deeper themes and dramatic moments lurking underneath all of the quirk—what more could you ask for from the trailer of an indie comedy? Ever since this project first got announced it sounded like it was going to be the thing that finally delivered us more David Gordon Green goodness, and now the long wait for the moment when we’ll all get to take it in is finally approaching. To be specific, that moment will be August 9, when the film gets a simultaneous VOD and theatrical release.