A red band trailer for the comedy The FP has gone online. The film takes place in a dystopian future and centers on a relentless turf war between two gangs who compete via a dance fight video game (think Dance Dance Revolution). The trailer’s pretty funny and incredibly ridiculous. The 1980s nods are evident, and everything is played way over the top. While the movie looks decidedly weird, it’s picked up considerable buzz from festivals like SXSW. I’m not entirely convinced that the premise can stretch to 83 entertaining minutes, but the positive buzz has me hopeful.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Directed by Brandon Trost and Jason Trost, The FP opens March 16th.
Here’s the synopsis for The FP:
In a dystopian future, a relentless turf war rages. Two rival gangs feud for control of rural wasteland Frazier Park (‘The FP’) in the deadly arena of competitive dance-fight video game “Beat-Beat Revelation.” After hometown hero BTRO is slain on the dance platform by thug leader L Dubba E, his protégé younger brother JTRO (Jason Trost) goes into isolation, vowing never to duel again. One year later, The FP is in ruins, and JTRO must find the courage to return and restore order in a ruthless battle for revenge that can only leave one man dancing. From the producers of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and featuring narration by James Remar (THE WARRIORS), THE FP is a fury of fierce footwork, triumphant montages and neon street wear that Moviefone calls “a rare ready-made cult hit.”