Wasteland trailer offers interesting tease of British heist film
I'm always interested in a good British film, especially one that takes a new look to a well-trodden genre or adds a very unique British slant. Right now I'm not entirely sure which Wasteland will bring, perhaps both, but from the trailer for the British heist film it does look interesting.
Written and directed by Rowan Athale as his first feature Wasteland stars Luke Treadaway, Iwan Rheon, Timothy Spall, Neil Maskell and a good few younger names from the British talent pool.
Wasteland carries with it a rather comprehensive plot outline which is starting to edge more towards a treatment, so I'm just going to do some editing here and there and trim it down a little so it doesn't run away with the story.
Battered, bruised and under arrest, Harvey Miller (Luke Treadaway) sits in a police interview room facing interrogation. Clutching a stack of eyewitness statements, Detective Inspector West (Timothy Spall) has no doubt in Harvey's part in a foiled robbery, and his subsequent attempted murder of local businessman Steven Roper. Denying everything, Harvey agrees to tell his version of events in full…[Richard's edit]…What unfolds is an exhilarating, moving and hilarious story of loyalty, jealousy, friendship, revenge and the pursuit of happiness.
The outline also promises some big surprises in the film and I'm a big fan of surprises, as long as I don't see them coming. The trailer does look interesting and coupled with that outline I'm keen to see what comes of it.
Amazingly though for the UK audience we're all out of luck for according to IMDB it isn't being released here. Yes, that took me aback too, it's a British film isn't it? Scheduled for a release in the US on the 25th of July there's no mention of any UK release and while it's played at festivals for the past year none of them have been in the UK.
However, take a look at the official Twitter account for the film and you'll soon find out that last year it was seen at the London Film Festival and according to their Facebook page they are aiming for a UK release later this year.
You can read more about the film on their Facebook page, if you must visit that site, or follow their Twitter account to find out when the UK release date is coming.