Yes, we’re all excited for director Taika Waititi to make Thor: Love and Thunder but, before that, we’ve got another movie from the director and this one makes electrified gods with hammers seem sane.
Written, directed and starring Waititi, Jojo Rabbit is a film about a young boy with an imaginary friend. An imaginary friend who happens to be Adolf Hitler.
From "Visionistical" director, Teeka Wachichi, here's a "teezer traylor", for my anti-hate satire, #JojoRabbit, in theaters October 18. @rebelwilson @alfieeallen #ThomasinMcKenzie #RomanGriffinDavis @stephenmerchant #samrockwell #scarlettjohansson @jojorabbitmovie #visionistical pic.twitter.com/8o8X8cyJTD
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) July 23, 2019
Yes, that’s Scarlett Johansson. And Sam Rockwell. And Stephen Merchant. And Rebel Wilson. And Alfie Allen. It’s a great cast, in addition to Waititi.
I’m getting a very strong Wes Anderson vibe from this first look. The framing. The music. The fact that it’s boys in the woods camping kind of like Moonrise Kingdom. But the Waititi-ness of it all is the frolicking around in the woods with an evil maniac as well as that wry, biting humour. We aren’t quite sure how all of these elements come together in Jojo Rabbit but we know we’re excited for it.
Jojo Rabbit film will have its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival later this year, but an Australian release date is not yet known.