The first Equals image from director Drake Doremus’ (Like Crazy) upcoming sci-fi film has landed online. The film stars Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult and takes place in a world without greed, poverty, violence, or emotion. A new disease called Switched-On-Syndrome threatens to activate these dormant emotions, instilling love, depression, sensitivity, and fear into those affected, who are then swiftly sent away and never seen again. Stewart and Hoult’s characters are caught in the middle of the dilemma, and as can be gleaned from this first image, the two strike up a forbidden relationship. I’ve been incredibly curious about this film for some time now, and I was really impressed with Doremus’ Like Crazy follow-up Breathe In. Moreover, I’m interested to see how Stewart adapts to Doremus’ heavily improvised style of directing.
Take a look at the first Equals image after the jump. The film also stars Guy Pearce and Jacki Weaver and opens in theaters sometime next year.