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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Similar concept to Equilibrium but with a more emotional draw. Count me in.

Sean Taylor on Feb 11, 2016


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.

Carpola on Feb 11, 2016


it's more like Stepford Wives , taken to full society extreme . without physically making everyone a robot ....Mentally they are robots ...

Dominic on Feb 12, 2016


Excellent. Looks very pretty.

Efterklang on Feb 11, 2016


Equilibrium minus Gun-kata? Kewl. I'm in.

Xerxexx on Feb 11, 2016


It looks childish, really ...

shiboleth on Feb 11, 2016


I blame KStew.

DAVIDPD on Feb 11, 2016


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?

shiboleth on Feb 12, 2016


Her image is tainted, in my opinion. Not beyond recovery, but enough for me to bring some prejudice with every role she takes.

DAVIDPD on Feb 12, 2016


Sorry, I don't get you. Tainted by what?

shiboleth on Feb 12, 2016


Zathura taints all.

Akirakorn on Feb 13, 2016


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 ...

shiboleth on Feb 13, 2016


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.

DAVIDPD on Feb 13, 2016


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...

shiboleth on Feb 13, 2016


Agreed AB. I think I will just watch HER again.

DAVIDPD on Feb 11, 2016


A sterile world with a sterile actress.

fatchary on Feb 11, 2016


This Equilibrium without guns

W. on Feb 12, 2016


And without Christian Bale and Sean Bean.

Akirakorn on Feb 13, 2016


Looks like a music video,

evilED on Feb 12, 2016


Spoiler: He will ride eternal, shiny and chrome.

Akirakorn on Feb 13, 2016

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