World War III In Kevin MacDonald’s ‘How I Live Now’ – Trailer18.08.13 # Trailers # No Comment
After what is set to be one of Hollywood’s biggest ever summers, you may think it would be refreshing to head to the beautiful English countryside with Saoirse Ronan’s new film. But judging by the debut trailer for Kevin MacDonald’s How I Live Now, it’s not the UK as we know it.
Based on Meg Rosoff’s young adult novel, How I Live Now takes place in the near future. Ronan plays an American teenager who travels to England to visit her cousins when the country is invaded and thrown into a state of war. Ronan’s character must then travel the countryside to find the boy she fell in love with and was subsequently separated from.
The award-winning novel was originally adapted into a radio play in 2007, and the trailer seems to owe a debt to the likes of Red Dawn and Children of Men.
Also starring George McKay, Tom Holland and Anna Chancellor, How I Live Now is Kevin MacDonald’s first drama since 2011’s The Eagle, with the documentaries Marley and Life In A Day in between.
How I Live Now marks the first of a string of upcoming films from Ronan, also appearing in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and How To Catch A Monster – the directorial debut of Ryan Gosling. Both are due out next year, but until then, How I Live Now is set for release October 3.