‘Stranger Things 3’ doesn’t arrive until July 4, but if you need a fix of bike-riding teens taking on alien creatures, Netflix might have one to tide you over, with ‘Rim of the World’. It may not take place on July 4, but it does deliver a different sort of “Independence Day.” Directed by McG with a script by Jack Stentz, ‘Rim of the World’ centers on four teens with nothing in common– Dariush (played by Benjamin Flores Jr.), ZhenZhen (Miya Cech), Alex (Jack Gore), and Gabriel (Alessio Scalzotto)– who are attending summer camp when the world is invaded by aliens.
In ‘Rim of the World’, activities at summer camp have barely begun when four misfit teenagers find they’ve got bigger problems to face than learning how to canoe and climb ropes when aliens suddenly invade the planet. Alone in a campground once teeming with people, the kids are unexpectedly entrusted with a key that carries the secret to stopping the invasion. Without any adults or electronics to help guide the way, it’s clear what they must do: band together, conquer their fears, and save the world.
The cast also includes King Bach, Michael Beach, Lynn Collins, and Annabeth Gish.
To announce the new film, Netflix has released a new trailer and the poster. Check out the trailer below:
McG, best known for the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ movies, has directed two previous movies for Netflix, the 2017 horror comedy ‘The Babysitter’, with Robbie Amell, and Bella Thorne, and the time-travel-y rom-com ‘When We First Met’ with Adam DeVine, Alexandra Daddario, and once again, Robbie Amell.
Screenwriter Stentz has scripted for ‘The Flash’, ‘Fringe’, ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’, and ‘Andromeda’, as well as the movie ‘X-Men: First Class’.
‘Rim of the World’ arrives on Netflix on May 24.