We talk a lot of indie sci-fi here at GFR, but they’re usually of the “Starring That Guy You Vaguely Remember from That One Show” variety. That isn’t the case with Drake Doremus’ upcoming drama Equals, which stars two of Hollywood’s most popular young actors, Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult. We now have our first look at Equals, and it’s an up-close-and-personal connection between the two stars, set against a bright turquoise background. It’s almost like one of those optical illusions where you turn the image upside-down and the space between their faces is shaped like a bent-to-shit wine glass.
It’s nearly impossible to gauge anything about this movie from this picture, beyond a sense of intimacy. (Also that all sci-fi movies need at least one shot in a room withe completely unnatural light.) But in a film like Equals, the intimacy is actually a pretty huge deal. World-changing, even.