I don’t know if any other movie at Sundance this year has made quite as many headlines as Swiss Army Man has. Sure, The Birth of a Nation is probably the most critically-acclaimed film of the festival this year, but it certainly doesn’t have the words “farting corpse drama” used when describing it. Although, jury’s still out on if that’s a good or a bad thing yet.
The film follows Hank (played by Paul Dano), a castaway stranded on a tiny island by himself, who stumbles upon a dead body (Daniel Radcliffe) one day on the island’s shore and decides to use it as his one chance to escape and return to the girl of his dreams. In case you were wondering too, the corpse’s only sounds or movements come when it farts. Hence the whole “farting corpse drama” thing.
It looks like audiences are going to get to see this strange film after all too, despite the Sundance screening prompting several walk-outs, as A24 has officially picked up the project. This along with Morris From America, continues the studio’s festival acquisitions from this year so far.
The film has become one of the most talked about titles at the festival this year, mostly for its purely ridiculous premise, and its divisive reactions from audience members and critics alike. don’t know if I would use the term “excited” when describing my current attitude towards the project either, as much as I’d say I’m extremely interested in it.
At this point though, after films like Room, Enemy, Under the Skin, Spring Breakers, Mississippi Grind, The End of the Tour, Ex Machina, Slow West, and more, I’ll see anything that A24 does. They haven’t disappointed me with their choices yet.
There is currently no release date set for Swiss Army Man.
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