We missed Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation at Sundance this past January (we really need to get flu shots every year), but we heard lots of good things about it. On Wednesday (June 27), we finally got the chance to see a minute of footage from the movie, but mainly what we got was some braggadocio about how it’s really going to offend you. This worked great for Revenge, but we actually had a pretty good idea about what that was about when we watched the preview. This… well, we don’t.
Anyways, take a look, but be warned: This is a Red Band trailer, and we’re not liable for whatever HR sit-down you get at work if you watch this on company time:
Well, that is shock-y and jock-y, flying its “let’s offend everybody” flag like it’s in a pride parade for that one asshole friend of yours who “tells it like it is,” but we still don’t really know what the hell this is about. We know that Suki Waterhouse, Bella Thorne, Joel McHale and, nu-Pennywise himself, Bill Skarsgard are in this, but what exactly is Assassination Nation presenting us story-wise?
Here’s a synopsis that might help clarify a few things for all of us, here:
High school senior Lily and her group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the result is absolute madness, leaving Lily and her friends questioning whether they’ll live through the night.
Ohh, so it’s basically a take on The Purge, but instead of being about Republicans, it’s about social media influencers and the need to get all of your important shit off of your iCloud? We can roll with that, we guess.
Assassination Nation hits theaters on September 21.