CBS films has released a new red-band trailer for director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’s upcoming coming-of-age film The Kings of Summer. The film centers around a trio of teenagers fed up with their parents deciding to runaway and live off the land in a house they build in the woods. Free from their parents’ rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship.
This looks like an interesting twist on the coming-of-age story and the reviews coming out of Sundance are great. The film has been compared to everything from Moonrise Kingdom to Stand By Me to Step Brothers. There is a degree of freshness with the stylized slow-motion shots mixed in with backwoods setting, and Nick Offerman looks hilarious as a mouthy single Dad.
The cast includes Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias, Megan Mullally, Alison Brie and Mary Lynn Rajskub.
Premiering to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, THE KINGS OF SUMMER is a unique coming-of-age comedy about three teenage friends – Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and the eccentric and unpredictable Biaggio (Moises Arias) – who, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. Free from their parents’ rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a test of friendship as each boy learns to appreciate the fact that family – whether it is the one you’re born into or the one you create – is something you can’t run away from.