A movie that depicts a dark view of America’s future, as it splits apart into tribes of values — conservative vs. liberal — is previewed by a trailer posted on YouTube. The movie itself will be released in the spring, during what is likely to be another deeply contentious presidential election.
In the trailer, viewers learn that the premise is that 19 states have seceded from the union. Those who have seen civil war in other nations know this does not happen without bloodshed.
Director Alex Garland directs the dystopian political thriller with the tagline “All Empires Fail,” set in the near future, a time when factions from Texas and California clash for control of the White House and revolutionaries attempt to infiltrate Washington, D.C., which is a fortress of fortification.