Screen Media in the US has released the first clip from Jake Paltrow’s sci-fi actioner Young Ones. The clip features a stand off between stars Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult.

The film is set in a post-apocalyptic future where water is hard to find, and sees a teenage boy set out to protect his family and to survive.

As well as Shannon and Hoult, the film stars Elle Fanning and Kodi Smit McPhee.

Young Ones, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, is out in the US on October 17th, with no Irish release date as of yet.

Young Ones is set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates everything from the macro of political policy to the detailed micro of interpersonal family and romantic relationships. The land has withered into something wretched. The dust has settled on a lonely, barren planet. The hardened survivors of the loss of Earth’s precious resources scrape and struggle. Ernest Holm (Michael Shannon) lives on this harsh frontier with his children, Jerome (Kodi Smit McPhee)and Mary (Elle Fanning). He defends his farm from bandits, works the supply routes, and hopes to rejuvenate the soil. But Mary’s boyfriend, Flem Lever (Nicholas Hoult), has grander designs. He wants Ernest’s land for himself, and will go to any length to get it.

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