In an era when authors like Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens and Mary Shelley regularly provide fodder for modern adaptations, it's perhaps surprising we haven't seen many contemporary takes on Mark Twain's work. But maybe "Band of Robbers" will kick off a new trend.
Written and directed by brothers Aaron and Adam Nee, it's a comedic adventure that finds Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as grown, modern men, the former now a crooked cop and the latter an ex-con. When Huckleberry tries to leave his life of crime behind, Tom devises another plan, forming a gang of criminals to find rumored treasure.
You can get a taste for the offbeat tone from the teaser trailer below, released ahead of movie's premiere next week at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
"Band of Brothers" stars Kyle Gallner as Huck Finn, Adam Nee as Tom Sawyer, Matthew Gray Gubler as Joe Harper, Hannibal Buress as Ben Rogers, Eric Christian Olsen as Sid Sawyer, Stephen Lang as Injun Joe and "Supergirl" actress Melissa Benoist as Becky.