While we were previously privy to a clip from Paul King‘s Bunny and the Bull, the full trailer for the film has now been launched, and you can see it embedded below the break. This is the first film from the director of The Mighty Boosh and features several alumni of that show in the cast, including hipster heartthrobs Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. It also looks rather like an episode of The Boosh, which isn’t a bad thing.
Here’s the trailer:
I’m expecting a great deal of you will be invoking the name of Michel Gondry now. Of course, while Gondry has a far wider aesthetic style on display across his oeuvre than the whole cardboard kaleidoscope thing, he has pretty much laid claim to that look entirely. This could be either a blessing or a curse for King.
The official synopsis might help contextualise some of the more extraordinary effects in the trailer:
Bunny & the Bull is a road movie set entirely in a flat. Stephen Turnbull hasn’t been outside in months. Living with a painfully restrictive routine, he refuses to interact with the world or think about the past. When a sudden infestation of mice forces him to change his ways, he finds his mind hurtling back to the disastrous trek around Europe he undertook with his friend Bunny, a womanising, gambling-addicted booze-hound.
Unable to stem the flood of memories, Stephen’s flat becomes the springboard for an extraordinary odyssey through landscapes made up of snapshots and souvenirs, from the industrial wastelands of Silesia to the bull fields of Andalusia. A story of love, disillusionment, stuffed bears and globalised seafood, Bunny & the Bull is an offbeat and heartfelt journey to the end of the room.
I’d previously made a comparison between this film’s premise and Vincenzo Natali’s Nothing, but this trailer confirms just how different the two films are. Like Boosh, though, Bunny and the Bull seems to blend the two-guys getting along dynamic with fantastical episodic, engagements with wacky characters.
The Mighty Boosh film continues to trudge through development, with a constant trickle of rumours feeding into geek backwaters. I’d imagine that’s likely to be King’s next gig.