First Teaser Trailer for Sundance Hit THE KINGS OF SUMMER; Release Date Moved Up to May 31st

Posted April 3, 2013 by Rick in Movie News


CBS Films has released the first teaser trailer for the Sundance gem The Kings of Summer(formerly known as Toy’s House) along with the announcement that the film will now be released on May 31st instead of June 14th.  Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the pic tells the story of three unhappy teens (Nick RobinsonGabriel BassoMoises Arias) who flee to the wilderness, where they build a makeshift house and live off the land as masters of their own destiny.  I caught the film at Sundance and it is nothing if not original, as Vogt-Roberts strikes an odd tone that’s equal parts comedy and drama.  The pic is essentially Step Brothers in reverse, as the kids start to act like grown ups in every way imaginable as their days in seclusion turn to weeks.

Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailer.  The film also stars Nick OffermanMegan Mullally, andAlison Brie, and you can watch Steve’s Sundance interviews with these actors herehere, and here.  The Kings of Summer opens on May 31st.