Mohawks, metal studs, brass knuckles, eyeliner, turf wars, black leather, knives, and handguns. Nothing is more punk rock than the upcoming post-apocalyptic horror Riot Girls.
The film is directed by Jovanka Vuckovic (XX segment ‘The Box’), is written by Katherine Collins (Blindspot), and will star Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Paloma Kwiatkowski (Bates Motel), Munro Chambers (Turbo Kid), and Atticus Mitchell (Fargo). Riot Girls is giving an old school story arch an new-age twist with it’s plot:
The film is set four years after a mysterious illness has killed all adults. The town of Potter’s Bluff has been divided into two rival factions, the ‘East side’ made up of scrappy scavengers living amongst the ruins, and the ‘West side’ which hoards its wealth in the former high school and is ruled by Jeremy, a brutal dictator.
When Jack, an eastsider, is forced to kill two westsiders while on a scavenging mission, he is captured and taken back to the West side where he awaits public execution. Jack’s sister, Nat, and her best friend, Scratch, must cross into dangerous territory if they have any hope of saving him. Their treacherous journey reveals not only the power of their love, but the depth of their courage.
AMP International has recently released the stills below showing a hard looking Kwiatkowski and a rebellious Iseman.
The film wrapped production in early November of last year and is currently in post-production status. Vuckovic has displayed the below teaser poster art on her website as well as the film’s summary and big ‘COMING SOON’ text. Knowing Vuckovic’s artistic flair, we are sure to see some additional great poster art as the film nears release.
As far as addition details go, it looks as if the film will be set in the unique year of 1995 and will explore the themes of sexual discovery, violence, and betrayal. So. Punk. Rock.
Currently, no release date has been set for Riot Girls, but if it promises one thing it’s that audiences are sure to get their fair share of war, sex, style, and bad-ass lapel pins.