If you know me, and I think some of you do, you know that three things I enjoy are post-apocalyptic movies, coming-of-age dramas and pretty much anything with ties to Arnold Schwarzenegger. As such, I was intrigued to learn about Matt Ogens' Go North, an upcoming post-apocalyptic coming-of-age drama starring one Patrick Schwarzenegger (close enough!).
The film hits VOD and select theaters next week, and this morning the good folks associated with Go North broke us off an exclusive clip to share with you, the Birth.Movies.Death. readership. Let's take a look.
Huh. That looks pretting interesting. Anyone else get a Lost River-meets-Lord Of The Flies vibe from that? Just me? Okay, well, let's see what the official plot synopsis has to say for itself:
In the aftermath of an unknown catastrophe, a community left with zero living adults has descended into a modern-day Lord of the Flies, run by a small cabal of what had been the jocks occupying the athletic and social upper crust of the local high school, headed by Caleb (Patrick Schwarzenegger).
Faced with the bleak despair of their situation, Josh (Jacob Lofland) and Jessie (Sophie Kennedy Clark) strike out on a dangerous journey into the unknown to find family and hope for the future, with Caleb and his vicious underling Gentry (James Bloor) in hot pursuit.
GO NORTH is the narrative debut of Emmy-nominated documentarian Matt Ogens (MEET THE HITLERS) and was Executive Produced by Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME, RATS).
Look, we've already established that I'm a sucker for post-apocalyptic anything, and all of this sounds entertaining enough, but let's be real: I'm mostly curious to see what Patrick Schwarzenegger's working with. I know virtually nothing about the guy (wasn't even aware he was interested in acting! And I've read all his diaries!), so I'm looking forward to finding out how he acquits himself onscreen. Consider me in on this one.
As we noted earlier, Go North hits select theaters and VOD one week from today, on January 13th. I know you were planning to give your money to Monster Trucks, but maybe consider giving this one a shot, instead.
Oh, and by the way, here's the film's official trailer, if you missed it: