It’s a tire. It’s rubber. It’s crazy! There’s a psycho car tire on the loose in the trailer for Rubber, a film by Quentin Dupieux. Over on Apple, they’ve released the video that features the tale of an inanimate object as it goes on the run from authorities. It’s a comedy that’s definitely different from anything else we’ve seen in theaters. The title character doesn’t walk, talk, or even have a face. It just rolls. Check out the trailer…
So to make a long story short, the tire has telekinetic abilities that allow it to make people’s heads explode. It’s sick and twisted, but hilarious! We also love the cop meeting regarding their perp, where the leader said, “it looks like this” and he pointed to a random tire.
RUBBER is the story of Robert, an inanimate tire that has been abandoned in the desert, and suddenly and inexplicably comes to life. As Robert roams the bleak landscape, he discovers that he possesses terrifying telepathic powers that give him the ability to destroy anything he wishes without having to move. At first content to prey on small desert creatures and various discarded objects, his attention soon turns to humans, especially a beautiful and mysterious woman who crosses his path. Leaving a swath of destruction across the desert landscape, Robert becomes a chaotic force to be reckoned with, and truly a movie villain for the ages. Directed by legendary electro musician Quentin Dupieux (Steak, Nonfilm), aka Mr. Oizo, RUBBER is a smart, funny and wholly original tribute to the cinematic concept of no reason.
Rubber opens in theaters on April 1, 2011.
What do you think of the trailer for Rubber?