Every year we continue to see new directors emerge who are getting their careers off the ground after growing up on a steady diet of weird ’80s genre movies. Not surprisingly, many of their debut films end up being homages to the ’80s in some form, the latest in this group being a trio of Montreal filmmakers known as RKSS: Anouk Whissell, François Simard, and Yoann-Karl Whissell. Their film Turbo Kid just premiered at Sundance and it seems to fall somewhere in the same realm as movies like The FP and Manborg.
Not surprisingly, it is executive produced by Jason Eisener (Hobo with a Shotgun) and it takes place in a post-apocalyptic version of 1997. The story revolves around an orphaned outcast known as The Kid (Munro Chambers), who, with the help of a mysterious girl and his trusty BMX bike, must face Zeus (Michael Ironside), the sadistic leader of the Wasteland. Turbo Kid is still in search of distribution; check out the first trailer and a couple of clips from the film after the jump and let us know what you think.