A trailer for the bizarre new movie, Swiss Army Man, has been unveiled.
Swiss Army Man debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it was described among attendees as “the one where Paul Dano rides a dead Daniel Radcliffe across the ocean using nothing more than the raw energy of the corpse’s farts.” If that description was enough to tickle your interest, up until this point you would have been fairly disappointed as other than a couple stills, those who couldn’t attend the festival had to rely on reviews and their imaginations to picture such a thing. That changes today with the first official Swiss Army Man trailer, which culminates naturally with the Radcliffe’s mega fart.
Surprisingly, a dead body farting its way across the ocean is just the beginning of the film. In the trailer, you see Radcliffe’s dead character, Manny, serving a handful of strange practical purposes to help Dano’s Hank on his personal journey.
Created by directing duo Daniels, known primarily for their music videos, the movie follows a similar theme to Tom Hanks’ iconic movie, Cast Away – except instead of Wilson the volleyball, Dano will be acting alongside Radcliffe’s flatulent and not-so-lifeless corpse.
If this film sounds irredeemably idiotic to you, you’re not alone as it was met with, shall we say, mixed reviews after it showed at Sundance, and many baffled, offended and confused viewers led mass walkouts according to reports.
Regardless, film is scheduled for release on June 17th, making it a grimy bit of counter-programming to Disney’s Finding Dory.