A few years ago, Ilya Naishuller put himself on the map with a five-minute music video for Biting Elbows' "Bad Motherfucker". The clip - ultraviolent, a little (?) sleazy, and shot entirely in first-person - went viral, racking up over 40 million online views and drawing the attention of director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), who suggested that Naishuller apply the same format to a feature-length film. An IndieGoGo campaign ensued, over a quarter of a million dollars was raised, Sharlto Copley was hired, and now Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore is screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Along with TIFF's world premiere, a new trailer's been released. You can see it below, but be forewarned: it's probably not safe for work.
Yeah, I don't know about all this. I think Hardcore looks impressive from a technical standpoint, but I cannot imagine watching 90 minutes of this. Hell, I couldn't even make it through all of the "Bad Motherfucker" clip, and I'm not even one of those dudes who gets motion sickness during found-footage movies! Those people are straight-up fucked if they get locked in a room with this thing.
What do you guys think? Yay or nay?