Director: Jake Paltrow
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, Michael Shannon, Kodi Smit-McPhee
Release date: To be determined

Another movie on the dystopian front, but with a refreshing twist. Jake Paltrow's sci-fi film follows a 14-year-old boy's journey to survive in a futuristic world where water has become scarce and people are driven to violence in order to get it. Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) plays the boy, so it'll be exciting to see where else Hoult can take his acting, especially in a more serious and action infused film. Also in the film are Michael Shannon, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and the wonderful Elle Fanning, who still has us reeling from her great performance in that other sci-fi flick Super 8. A strong cast and a strong storyline will definitely help Young Ones hold its own in a year of great independent cinema. —Debbie Encalada