Few movies this year have made more of an immediate impression on me than Trent Haaga’s 68 Kill (review), which premiered last month at SXSW. Based on Bryan Smith’s novel of the same name, the crime caper is an utterly unpredictable, insanely satisfying genre romp that has earned every bit of praise it has received thus far.
Written and directed by Haaga, the film stars Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds), Annalynne McCord (Trash Fire), Alisha Boe (13 Reasons Why), and Sheila Vand (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night).
Scraping by flushing septic systems is not his vision of a perfect life, but Chip is a simple guy and he’s got a great girlfriend in Liza. Sure, she supplements their income with a sugar daddy, but every relationship has its own complexities. When she suggests that they relieve her sleazy benefactor of a stack of cash, Chip begins to see a side of her he never knew existed… or never wanted to admit. Now he’s got a gun in his hand, a girl in his trunk, and less than 24 hours to figure his way out of this mess.
No official release date for 68 Kill has been announced at this time, but Deadline reports that an August theatrical release is in the works.