Kiwi’s can now get a sneak peak at the new look Blondini Gang as the trailer for Pork Pie has been released, delivering nostalgia across the country to fans of the original road trip film in 1981.
If the trailer is anything to go by, it’s sure not to disappoint, as the Mini Cooper’s trip down the length of the country has all the necessities for a big hit; flames, police chases, guns and romance, all of which are presented in Kiwi humour.
Putting the Mini to the test in the driver’s seat is character Luke Anahera played by James Rolleston, known for his roles in Boy and The Dark Horse, who is joined by Dean O’Gorman (playing Jon) and Ashleigh Cummings (playing Kiera).
Matt Murphy took the reigns as director, a fitting role as it was his father, Geoff Murphy, who directed the original Goodbye Pork Pie. About the finished product, he said in the release:
“I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved. I think we’ve succeeded in harnessing the spirit of Dad’s film while delivering some great entertainment for a new generation. We’ve made our own road to Invers with this film, but there’s no mistaking it’s from the same family as the original.”
The remake is set to hit New Zealand cinemas on Waitangi Weekend next year, a homage to the original which was also released on the long weekend in 1981.