Intense First 'Desierto' Trailer Looks Like An American 'Wolf Creek'

Intense First 'Desierto' Trailer Looks Like An American 'Wolf Creek'

Dec 23, 2015

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Alfonso Cuarón has swept us into the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. He's shown us the casual horrors of a dystopian future in Children of Men. He's taken us into outer space and used Gravity as a roller coaster, a nightmare, and a savior. Basically, Alfonso Cuarón is an undisputed master of complicated movie magic.

That said, that complex movie magic looks almost entirely absent from his next movie, Desierto. There's a simple explanation for its absence, too. Alfonso Cuarón only produced Desierto. It was actually written and directed by his son, Jonás Cuarón. And even though Jonás clearly gets the spectacle side of things (he co-wrote Gravity), as a director he seems a bit more interested in keeping things simple.

Going off this trailer alone, Desierto is about a guy who decides to murder a bunch of people out in the middle of nowhere. Basically, it's a bit like Wolf Creek, only instead of a xenophobic Australian psycho with a very large knife and a hatred of tourists, it's a xenophobic American psycho (played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan) with a sniper rifle and a hatred of illegal immigrants (led by Gael García Bernal).

We're sure that last part won't generate any controversy whatsoever when Desierto hits theaters on March 4, 2016.


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