The first teaser trailer for the American release of “Final Cut,” Michel Hazanavicius’ remake of Shin’ichirô Ueda‘s cult hit “One Cut Of The Dead.” Final Cut” actually opened up the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, but didn’t make its way to U.S until now. And after it screens at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, the film will finally reach US theaters next month.
The teaser shows a goofy, over-the-top tone, but can’t really bring across the full scope of why the movie is so much fun.
Here’s a brief synopsis for “Final Cut,” courtesy of Kino Lorber:
Oscar® winner Michel Hazanavicius’ remake of Shin’ichirô Ueda’s cult hit “One Cut of the Dead” follows a chief (Romain Duris, L’Auberge Espagnole) charged with making a live, single-take, low-budget zombie flick in which the cast and crew, one by one, actually turn into zombies. Featuring hysterically unhinged performances from Oscar® nominee Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), Matilda Lutz (Revenge), and Finnegan Oldfield (Corsage), Final Cut is a sly love letter to the art of filmmaking and a blood-soaked, hilarious genre farce with a meta-to-the-max premise.
“Final Cut” stars Romain Duris, Bejo, Matilda Lutz, Finnegan Oldfield, and Yoshiko Takehara, who reprises her role from Ueda’s film. Other cast members include Grégory Gadebois, Sébastien Chassagne, Raphaël Quenard, and Lyès Salem.
French director Michel Hazanavicius and Jean Dujardin grabbed the golden statuette with “The Artist,” which won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor at the 2012 Oscars.
After its run at Tribeca, “Final Cut” hits theaters everywhere on July 14.