And just like that, following Thursday’s poster reveal now comes the official trailer for director Toa Fraser‘s latest Maori action adventure thriller, The Dead Lands. If you’re new to the title and are looking forward to possibly seeing something truly amazing at the movies, you’re just in time as this particular gem has already earned the favorability of critics and movie goers since its domestic premiere in New Zealand after its 2014 film festival run. Yes, there are plenty of reasons to go to the movies this year, and accordingly, The Dead Lands is one to take note of!
Hongi (James Rolleston) – a Maori chieftain’s teenage son – must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains, led by Wirepa (Te Kohe Tuhaka), Hongi’s only hope is to pass through the feared and forbidden Dead Lands and forge an uneasy alliance with the mysterious Warrior (Lawrence Makoare), a ruthless fighter who has ruled the area for years.
Watch the brand new red-band trailer below courtesy of IGN and be sure to mark the date for its limited theatrical and video-on-demand release for April 17 from Magnet Releasing!