Who remembers those new stories about a film starring Daniel Radcliffe as a farting zombie, that caused mass walk-outs at the arty Sundance independent film festival earlier in the year? (See here if not.) Well, the new trailer for that film, Swiss Army Man, is now here, so you can judge for yourself if it looks like puerile pap or black comedy at its blackest.
By the way, while the headlines were all about the walkouts, a footnote to the whole affair was that the film actually won the Dramatic Directing Award at Sundance for helmers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (collectively known as “the Daniels”). Make of that what you will.
The absurd R-rated comedy follows Hank (Paul Dano), a suicidal castaway who is stranded on a tiny deserted island. One day a dead body (Radcliffe) washes ashore, and Hank realises it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death, so the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.