At first glance, Get Duked looks like another crappy teenage expletive fest. Except they’re British. Yeah, we’ve seen this with The Inbetweeners before. Wait a minute. Now it’s looking like a riff on “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. Well, that’s something a bit new. We had The Hunt earlier in 2020, but that was more of a dark comedy, than a full-out comedy like this.

So far, Get Duked is looking like it’s going to break those chains of teenage comedy conformity and become something wholeheartedly original. It stars Samuel Bottomley, Rian Gordon, Lewis Gribben, Viraj Juneja and Kate Dickie with James Cosmo and Eddie Izzard. It was written and directed by Ninian Doff. As a winner of multiple awards such as the Audience Award at the SXSW festival in 2019, it has some pedigree.

The official plot summary states:

Dean, Duncan and DJ Beatroot are teenage pals from Glasgow who embark on the character-building camping trip — based on a real-life program. Known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, where foraging, teamwork and orienteering are the order of the day. Eager to cut loose and smoke weed in the Scottish Highlands, the trio finds themselves paired with straight-laced Ian. A fellow camper determined to play by the rules. After veering off-path into remote farmland that’s worlds away from their urban comfort zone, the boys find themselves hunted down by a shadowy force hell-bent on extinguishing their futures.

The film looks like a fun ride through the Scottish Highlands. It arrives on Amazon Prime Video August 28th.