Watch: First Teaser Trailer for Drake Doremus' Sci-Fi Indie 'Equals'

February 11, 2016
Source: YouTube

Equals Trailer

"Will you risk everything to feel something?" A24 has unveiled a teaser trailer for the new sci-fi romantic drama from Drake Doremus called Equals, which played at the TIFF and Venice Film Festivals last year. The film is set in a futuristic society where crime and violence have been eradicated through the genetic elimination of human emotion, and where those afflicted with the emotional "disease" are forced to go on the run. Sounds a bit like Logan's Run or any futuristic story like this, but with a much stronger romantic angle. Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult star, with Guy Pearce, Bel Powley, Kate Lyn Sheil and Jacki Weaver. This footage looks good, but it also really makes me want to watch Her again. Take a look.

Here's the first official teaser trailer (+ poster) for Drake Doremus' Equals, on A24's YouTube:

Equals Poster

Description from TIFF: Equals takes place in a utopian society where violence and crime have been virtually eradicated — via the genetic elimination of human emotion. People like Nia (Kristen Stewart) and Silas (Nicholas Hoult) live calm, uneventful, drone-like lives. The two work alongside each other in a large office, creating informational publications and exchanging the occasional pleasantry. Life is simple, until a rumour starts to circulate: a disease has broken out, one that causes people to manifest emotions. If discovered by the powers that be, the "infected" are sent away, never to return. Equals is directed by American filmmaker Drake Doremus, of Like Crazy and Breathe In previously. The script is by Nathan Parker. This first premiered at TIFF last year. A24 will release Equals in theaters this spring. Official site.

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  • Sean Taylor
    Similar concept to Equilibrium but with a more emotional draw. Count me in.
    • I was trying to remember the name of that movie, it's like a vimeo 7D style after effects version of that mixed with Gattaca.
      • Dominic
        it's more like Stepford Wives , taken to full society extreme . without physically making everyone a robot ....Mentally they are robots ...
  • Efterklang
    Excellent. Looks very pretty.
  • Xerxexx
    Equilibrium minus Gun-kata? Kewl. I'm in.
  • shiboleth
    It looks childish, really ...
      I blame KStew.
      • shiboleth
        I am more prone to blame producers and writers. KStew is just collateral in this and is using opportunity to grab some money. Why blame her about it?
        • DAVIDPD
          Her image is tainted, in my opinion. Not beyond recovery, but enough for me to bring some prejudice with every role she takes.
          • shiboleth
            Sorry, I don't get you. Tainted by what?
          • Akirakorn
            Zathura taints all.
          • shiboleth
            Now, that sounds very tragic indeed. It's been a long time since that, and it must have been very tragic history for some. I feel for those ...
          • DAVIDPD
            Her past roles. She had like 4 or 5 films in a row where she was playing the same broodish child. But yeah, may be you don't get me and that's okay too.
          • shiboleth
            It's just, I think they were more bad movies than she played bad in them. But ok, you are also right, those are different tastes or ideas about movies and acting and it's ok to go with it ... Anyway, cheers David. It's very nice from you that you give answers...
    Agreed AB. I think I will just watch HER again.
  • fatchary
    A sterile world with a sterile actress.
  • W.
    This Equilibrium without guns
    • Akirakorn
      And without Christian Bale and Sean Bean.
  • evilED
    Looks like a music video,
  • Akirakorn
    Spoiler: He will ride eternal, shiny and chrome.




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