Video: Admittedly, they don’t seem to be having a lot of trouble finding out what love is, but the futuristic dystopian society they live in where all emotion is supposed to have been eradicated probably doesn’t approve. We’ve already seen a brief glimpse of Drake Doremus’ creepy sci-fi romance movie, but this fresh new trailer gives us a lot more insight into the horrifying world Nia (Stewart) and Silas (Hoult) live in, where people who feel anything get taken away and pumped with drugs to genetically alter themselves back into calm, emotionless citizens. Check it out:
Naturally, things start going a bit pear-shaped for the couple when people start catching on to their romantic dalliances, but man, the whole aesthetic of this movie looks amazing and weirdly discomforting at the same time.
Equals is due for release on DirecTV beginning May 26, before opening in US theatres on July 15. An Australian release date has not been confirmed.