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Back with our regular updates, I have added over 90 HQ pictures of Kiki last March 12th attending a Millenium special screening of “Upside Down” in Los Angeles. Check it:
On March 15th writer/director Juan Diego Solanas’ Upside Down will come out and tell the story of two star-crossed lovers separated by gravity.
We saw an international trailer for the sci-fi romance story all the way back in January of last year (the film has already been released in many regions), but with its limited American release imminent a brand new domestic spot has arrived online, courtesy of Millennium Entertainment. Watch it below!
Millennium sees ‘Upside’
Millennium Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Juan Diego Solana’s sci-fi romancer “Upside Down,” starring Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess.
The company will release the film in both 2D and 3D in 2013. Aton Soumache, Dimitri Rassam, Alexis Vonarb, Claude Leger and Jonathan Vanger produced and Phil Hope and James W. Skotchdopole serve as exec producers.
“Upside,” penned by Solana, centers on a man kept apart from the girl he has loved his entire life. He must risk everything to access the forbidden world of affluence that exists literally above him while manipulating the gravitational force that physically pulls him back to his world.
Millennium Entertainment’s Tristen Tuckfield negotiated the deal with Gregoire Melin from Kinology, who also coproduced the film alongside Frederique Dumas from Studio 37/Orange.
Upside Down has long been one of my most anticipated films of the year, promising to be one of the most fantastic sci-fi/fantasy romantic dramas in recent memory.
Starring Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess in the leads, we saw the stunning first international trailer all the way back in January, and have seen a small number of things since then, but it has been largely very quiet; even the first official US trailer is still yet to debut.
Though it may not be official, the film’s release date on IMDb has recently been updated to 10th December this year, which would put it in a potential prime position in the coming awards season.
One country that has seen its release is Russia, where it was released on 23rd August and debuted at #2 at the box office with just over $3m. And Poland, Ukraine, and Hong Kong have all also seen the film arrive in theatres in recent weeks.
_ Via HeyUGuys.
You can find new stills for “Upside Down” added in our gallery.
For a moment there, it seemed like Kirsten Dunst might have found her career floundering in the wake of the Sam Raimi‘s “Spider-Man” trilogy, but not only has the actress found her footing, her upcoming roster of films would be the envy of any thesp in Hollywood. There is no better indication than “Melancholia” that Dunst is moving in a new direction. While opinion may be split on Lars Von Trier‘s film, there is no denying that Dunst’s turn in the lead role is easily the best performance of her career, and those on the Croisette thought so too as she walked home with the Best Actress prize this spring. And unlike the events in the film, the future for Dunst after “Melancholia” is looking very bright with a number of promising projects on the horizon.
With “Melancholia” making its way to the New York Film Festival this week, we caught up with Dunst and she was happy to share some of her thoughts on the movies she has coming up, which range from raunchy comedy to heady, sci-fi romance.
After spending some months contemplating the end of the world with Lars Von Trier, “Bachelorette” is likely a nice change of pace. Written by Leslye Headland (”Terriers”)—who will also be directing—the story follows three best friends who are invited to be bridesmaids at the wedding of a girl they called “Pigface” in high school. Dunst plays the bombshell wittier third of the trio of gals in a film she described as a “naughty movie.” With Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher also on board, and backed by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay‘s Gary Sanchez production shingle, this seems poised to be a winner. But Dunst notes, “They’re changing the title.”
And while Dunst will also appear in Walter Salles’ forthcoming “On The Road,” the one we’re most curious about is the futuristic “Upside Down.” Directed by Juan Solanas, the film follows Adam (Jim Sturgess) a seemingly ordinary guy who is holding on to the memory of Eve, a girl he met once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent place with its own gravity. Their childhood flirtation becomes an impossible love but when he catches a glimpse of grown-up Eve on television, nothing will get in the way of getting her back.
Describing it as “kinda like a sci-fi, romance thing, weird, but cool.” Dunst goes on to say, “It’s kind of like for kids and adults, it’s really beautiful. The director Juan Solanas won best short at Cannes [for “The Man Without a Head”] and he has his own style of animating things that’s really special.”
Asked if there is animation in the film, Dunst made an interesting comparison. “No, but it’s the way the special effects are done, it looks more like a painting than real,” she explained. “Kind of like an accessible ‘Brazil,’ that’s how I describe it.”
Of course, she’s referring to Terry Gilliam‘s legendary 1985 film whose distinctive noir/retro-future look made it stand apart from anything else at the time. But we would agree with Dunst that it’s not exactly a mainstream film—if “Upside Down” brings its own similarly styled aesthetic within some broader sci-fi trappings, we’ll still be very curious to see the results. The first looks at the film thus have been undoubtedly intriguing.
But with no release date just yet, we’ll have to wait and see when it lands. Until then, you can catch “Melancholia” at NYFF or when it hits VOD this Friday. But if you’re holding out for the big screen experience, it opens in limited release starting November 11th.
New video have been added! ET Canada visited the set of Upside Down in Montreal and got us a little interview and view behind the scenes.