The moment Donald Trump ran for president, we all knew there would be several movies made about it. When real life gets crazy, art is following right behind to make it even crazier. Some of the greatest films ever made were inspired by ridiculous/shocking historic events.
Michael Bay and Universal are hoping Little America can be added to the list. Rowan Athale (Wasteland) wrote the script and is attached to direct the film. It’s reported to be in the tone of John Carpenter’s 1981 film Escape From New York.
Here is a brief description from The Hollywood Reporter:
“Described by sources as a ‘sci-fun‘ story rather than ‘sci-fi,’ the tale is set in a dystopian future where a Donald Trump-like president has bankrupt America and China has called in its debts. The Asian giant now owns America and many Americans have immigrated to China looking for work. In this new world, a former American Force Recon member is hired by a Chinese billionaire to go into an American ghetto and rescue his daughter.”
Sounds interesting, right? Universal won the bidding war for the script, and for some reason Michael Bay will produce the project with his partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.
We are excited for this one, mainly because we have faith in Athale. He made a name for himself in the U.K. with Wasteland a few years ago. He was nominated for British Independent Film Awards’ The Douglas Hickox Award for best debut director in 2013. By the way, the film was titled “The Rise” in the U.K., so if you have trouble finding it under Wasteland, try the original title.
Check out the trailer below…