Here's our first look at a new sci-fi love story called Upside Down starring Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturges. The story follows two lovers who are pretty much trapped in alternate universes.
The images come from a French website called Into The Screen and here's a few details they had to offer on the the differences between Jim Sturgess' and Kirsten Dunst's characters alternate worlds. It's a rough translation, but here ya go!
Upside Down is a film produced by a French box, Studio 37, where the filming took place in Montreal, before the cameras of the Argentine director Juan Solanas. The cast is composed of international actors: Kirsten Dunst & Jim Sturgess. As for the story, she falls into a world where different worlds meet. Adam lives in one of these worlds, struggling within a civilization ravaged by war and haunted by memories of a young woman from another world, very close, so close, but denied entry. .. Filming is now complete, but we will have to wait a year post-production before discovering Upside Down on the big screen in 2012.
This definitely sounds like it's going to be an interesting movie. It was written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas who is best known for his award-winning short film The Man Without A Head, which I've embedded for you below.
Here's the Plot Synopsis:
Plot: Look up towards the sky and rub your eyes because you won't believe what you see: cities, forests, and oceans with their own inverted gravity, only an arm's length away, yet completely unreachable. Take a leap over to this alternate reality, two worlds – one above, one below‐ facing each other, and you'll land in the extraordinary world of Upside Down, the new ground‐breaking film of Juan Solanas, the director of the innovative Cannes and César‐prized short film The Man Without A Head and heartbreaking 2005 Cannes film Nordeste.
Adam is a seemingly ordinary guy in a very extraordinary universe. He lives humbly trying to make ends meet, but his romantic spirit holds on to the memory of a girl he met once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity, directly above but beyond reach… a girl named Eve. 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… Not even the law or science!
Here are the rest of the images and some poster concepts for you to check out.
Here's the short film: