A tenacious Indiegogo project concerning the independent post-apocolyptic comic book film Turbo Kid has met its’ first goal and is on it’s way to meet its’ second. The film itself is already made, has played at several festivals and will be released to the American public Aug. 28.
Here is the trailer to the film, which is reminiscent of a zany combination of Mad Max and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Be warned, the gore is strong in this one.
According to the directors’ video, the purpose of the Indiegogo campaign is not to fund the post-production or distribution costs of the film. Instead, it’s to make all sorts of Turbo Kid promotional material such as action figures, a graphic novel and more. So far, the project has met and exceeded its’ first goal of $10,000 in just seven days.
There are several perks to contributing to this campaign depending on how much money you donate. If you contribute $30, you get a squishy gnome. If you contribute $35, you get a beanie. If you contribute other various amounts of money, you get the film in various forms, whether it be digital download, VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, or in pure vintage fashion, floppy disk. (The film is in the very futuristic year of 1997 after all.)
The second goal for Turbo Kid is $20,000 to fund the graphic novel, and following that is a mysterious, very secret $50,000 goal.
As far as the actual film goes, it is directed by the Quebec-based RKSS (standing for Roadkill Superstar), a group consisting of François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell and Anouk Whissell. It stars Munro Chambers, Lawrence LeBoeuf and Michael Ironside. It’s based off of T is for Turbo, a short film that can be viewed below. Once again, here is your gore-warning.
Turbo Kid looks like it has the potential to be cult-classic if it gets enough exposure. It will be released on Aug. 28, but you can pre-order it on iTunes now.