Wayne Kramer Will Next Write and Direct Futuristic Drama 'Ecstasia'
Back in February we learned that director Wayne Kramer was going to work with Sylvester Stallone on the dark action comedy Headshot. But then in April, we found out Walter Hill was going to step up to direct that film when Kramer's vision for the film was much darker than Stallone had originally envisioned. Now Kramer has lined up another directing gig as Deadline reports he will be at the helm of a futuristic drama called Ecstasia for Relativity Media. The story takes place in an alternate universe where love no longer exists except when it is artificially stimulated through a costly procedure called “commitment.” More below!
The title comes from an emotional Viagra in the story that comes from an implanted computer chip. It's expensive to keep using Ecstasia, and without it couples will lose their love for one another. The story itself follows a man and woman who turn to desperate measures when they can no longer afford to pay to stay in love. This kind of sounds like Limitless, but with a drug used to spark romance instead of higher brain function. It's certainly an interesting concept, but if it becomes nothing more than a dangerous chase to get money and Ecstasia, then it might not be all that thrilling. Personally, I think it hinges on what kind of alternate universe in which the story exists. What do you think?