Want to see Keanu Reeves lead a heavily-armed harem as a mustached man known as The Dream? Watch an unrecognizable Jim Carrey wander a wasteland as a shopping cart-pushing hobo? Witness Jason Momoa as a cannibal/painter named Miami Man—as designated by “Miami Man” being prominently tattooed across his always-visible pecs? Well, it looks like you can soon get all that and more with The Bad Batch.
Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow-up to her Iranian vampire-Western, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, her sophomore effort is just as intriguingly bizarre a genre mash-up. It’s described as “a dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland and set in a community of cannibals.” Model-turned-actress Suki Waterhouse stars as Arlen, a one-armed woman who rivals Rose McGowan’s Planet Terror character in the category of “three-limbed, bad-ass ladies.” Likewise, this first trailer for the film rivals Nicolas Winding Refn’s Neon Demon trailer in the category of “jarring imagery of Keanu Reeves and a model over a pumping, electronic soundtrack.”
The Bad Batch hits theaters June 23. So, time-wise, it falls a little behind Nicolas Cage in Arsenal in the category of “movies where a known star for some reason looks like he’s Andy Kaufman’s Tony Clifton character.”