Just a couple of weeks ago I finally got to witness The ABCs of Death, and while I didn’t hate it like many of you guys did, I was left questioning as to why some shorts were favored over some others. Case in point, T is for Turbo. Although, in this case this one was for the 26th director challenge, so they had some stiff competition, but still I think it should have been included.
However, all is not lost, as Turbo Kid will rise was again as the short is set to become a feature film. Read on for all the details below.
From the Press Release:
The representatives of EMAfilms, T&A Films, the RKSS Collective and Jason Eisener are proud to announce that TURBO KID, a Canada-New Zealand co-production, has been approved for financing by both Telefilm Canada and the New Zealand Film Commission. The film project will go into production with filming scheduled for late February 2014. The production partners met at the first edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival’s Frontières International Co-Production Market in July 2012, where TURBO KID was one of the Frontières projects presented.
The team will complete the financing in the coming weeks to start the prep work in early fall. Currently in discussions with various distributors and broadcasters in Canada and in the USA, the team is also starting the casting process in Canada and New Zealand. The partners are also negotiating an agreement with Films Boutique as their international sales representative.
TURBO KID is the epic tale of an orphaned outcast becoming a hero in a post-apocalyptic world. Fueled with offbeat humor and loads of splatter, TURBO KID will take genre fans to a devastated world where water is in short supply and BMXs are the preferred mode of transportation. TURBO KID is a coming-of-age story with a romantic twist, an action comedy with a heart of gold and a bellyful of guts.
TURBO KID is the story of a lonely orphan obsessed with comic books who scavenges the Wasteland in order to stay alive. When he meets a mysterious girl named Apple, he must confront his fears and look to the hero deep within himself when both are targeted by Zeus, the sadistic and self-proclaimed leader of the devastated world. Armed with little more than blind faith and an ancient turbocharged weapon, the kid embarks on an incredible journey to rid the Wasteland of evil and save the girl of his dreams.