It’s not a good day when you end up a in wasteland inhabited by bloodthirsty cannibals. However, in The Bad Batch there’s an area of Texas that’s no longer Texas, as it’s been abandoned by the United States and they’re having nothing to do with anyone who enters it – and that’s at least partly due to the cannibals.
Plus, Keanu Reeves shows up as a cult leader.
For what sounds like a low-rent horror movie, The Bad Batch has a surprisingly good cast, with Reeves joined by Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribisi, Jim Carrey, Diego Luna and Suki Waterhouse. It got an interesting but mixed reception at the Toronto International Film Festival, but it certainly sounds like it might be worth a watch.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘The highly anticipated follow-up to [Ana Lily] Amirpour’s acclaimed directorial debut, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, THE BAD BATCH follows Arlen (Waterhouse) as she is unceremoniously dumped in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society. While trying to orient her unforgiving environment, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals and quickly realizes she’ll have to fight her way through her new reality. As Arlen adjusts to life in ‘the bad batch’ she discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who you’re standing next to.’
The movie is due out in the summer.