The next film from director Alex Garland looks like quite the action-packed dystopia. A24 just released the first trailer for Civil War, which is set in a near-future version of the US that is, as you can probably guess, in the midst of a violent civil war, with forces from Texas and California making their way to the White House. It’s hard to glean too many story details from the trailer, but it features a small group attempting to infiltrate a heavily fortified Washington, DC. It also features the tagline “all empires fall,” so you know things aren’t going so well.
Civil War stars Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny, and Stephen McKinley Henderson, alongside Nick Offerman as the president and frequent Garland collaborator Sonoya Mizuno. Garland is coming off last year’s folk horror film Men, and his previous work includes Ex Machina, the FX series Devs, and an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation. On Civil War, he serves as both writer and director.
The film is due to hit theaters on April 26th.