Fantastic Fest is lining up their 2013 lineup, but last year’s winner I Declare War just released a new trailer. Here’s the official description of I Declare War, winner of the Fantastic Fest Audience Award, courtesy of Collider and Drafthouse Films:
“Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality. Rocks = Grenades. Trees = Control towers. Sticks = Submachine guns. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone as the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship. The would-be warriors get a searing glimpse of humanity’s dark side as their combat scenario takes them beyond the rules of the game and into an adventure where fantasy combat clashes with the real world.”
The trailer was just released to the general movie going public this week courtesy of Machinima; take a look below.
Interesting stuff, and a fan and critical favorite. Every review I’ve read from Fantastic Fest ranged from great to gushing. For folks that want to check out the full feature, I Declare War will be available on VOD and digital download starting July 26th, and will also have a limited theatrical release starting August 30th.