Steven Caple Jr. is making his directorial debut with The Land, and he recently explained the movie's mission in an interview at Sundance. "We have our classic hood movies, right?" he said. "Like Boyz in the Hood. We have our classic conscious films, like Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing or Stand By Me... the intention behind this [movie]was to capture today’s [voices]. Skateboarding is a whole new element. Usually hood stories are like basketball/football and straight to drugs. Who makes a skateboarding movie with minorities in it?"
A new trailer for the film arrived today, and the French Montana, Kanye West, and Nas song "Figure It Out" features prominently in the clip. Nas served as executive producer for the movie and oversaw the soundtrack, which is packed with stars. Erykah Badu also acts in the film. Watch above; the movie hits theaters July 29.