Pork Pie: First trailer for Kiwi film released

  • 18/10/2016
Pork Pie poster (818 Entertainment)
Pork Pie poster (818 Entertainment)

Kiwis can now get their first look at the high-octane remake of New Zealand cinematic classic Goodbye Pork Pie with the release of the first trailer.

Shortened to the less-wordy Pork Pie, the remake stars The Hobbit's Dean O'Gorman and Boy's James Rolleston, in a reimagining of the 1981 Kiwi favourite.

At the helm is Matt Murphy, the son of the original film's director Geoff Murphy.

Murphy thinks the remake honours his father's work: "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".

Star James Rolleston, who is recovering from a serious car accident earlier this year, is thrilled to be a part of the fast-paced flick: "I had the most fun of my career making this film," he said. "It was great to be involved in a real Kiwi comedy ... I can't wait to share it with my friends and family and the wider public of Aotearoa."

His co-star Dean O'Gorman echoed this, saying: "It was hands down one of the best filming experiences I have ever had."

Pork Pie kept its production squarely in the family, with Murphy's brother Miles acting as second unit director, sister Robin the location manager and daughter Saoirse a costume assistant.

In another homage to the original - which was released on Waitangi Day 1981 - Pork Pie will be racing into New Zealand cinemas just a few days earlier, on February 2nd 2017.

Watch the full trailer above.