What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi is currently getting ready to take on his biggest and most high profile project so far, the third installment in Marvel’s Thor franchise, titled Thor: Ragnarok.
But before the New Zealand director jumped into that task, he made another one of the smaller indie films he’s best known for titled Hunt for the Wilderpeople. A new teaser trailer for the movie has been released, and you can check it out below.
The movie premiered recently at the Sundance Film Festival, and follows the national manhunt for a mischievous young boy and his foster uncle after they go missing in the wilderness of New Zealand.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople stars Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rhys Darby, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley, Rioreore Ngatai-Melbourne, Troy Kingi, Cohen Holloway, Stan Walker, Mike Minouge, Hamish Parkinson, Lloyd Scott, and a ute. It’s based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump
Waititi is known for writing, directing, and even starring in Eagle vs Shark, episodes of Flight of the Conchords, Boy, and the aforementioned What We Do in the Shadows. He also worked on the screenplay for the upcoming Disney animated feature Moana, directed episodes of The Inbetweeners, and starred in Green Lantern as Tom Kalmaku.