Every once in a while, a spec script comes along and gets made into a movie that completely blows the world of formulaic Hollywood films out of the water. This time around, that film is called Rubber and it’s about a tire named Robert who has the ability to blow people and things up with it’s mind. We know, tires don’t have minds, but that’s just the kind of thinking you’re not allowed to do during this flick.
It was the smash hit at last year’s Fantastic Fest, and now Quentin Dupieux’s twisted tale is finally getting a wide release. Here’s the official synopsis for those who just don’t get it.
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.
Needless to say, this flick is going to be a weird one. But don’t take our word for it, check out the trailer after the jump and catch Rubber in theaters on April 1st.