Aug 4 2011

The FP Looks Fantastic

The FP – Trailer from Trost Bros. on Vimeo.

Austin’s Drafthouse Films (best known for bringing us the hilarious Four Lions film last year) has taken a left turn for their second film for distribution – The FP, which premiered at this year’s SXSW to positive reviews, has been picked up by the company for an early 2012 theatrical release.

Based on what I can gather, The FP is an insanely toungue-in-cheek homage to old-skool post-apocalyptic street fighting flicks, only the weapons are….your feet.  And how well you can move them on a Dance Dance Revolution-type game pad.  The dialogue is chock full of slang and profanity, the acting looks deliberately intense, and the “fight” scenes….well, they look surprisingly awesome.  This is one to look out for  The premise itself might make you roll your eyes, but it seems pretty obvious the utter absurdity (and the not-so-subtle tribute to sports and competitive flicks in general) is this film’s selling point.  And I’m sold.