Posters and Images from Director Juan Solanas’ Sci-Fi Romance ‘Upside Down’

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Some people like to think that their one true love is waiting for them somewhere on the other side of the world. In his upcoming film, Upside Down, Argentine director Juan Solanas is taking that idea to an interesting extreme.

The movie, which merges science-fiction with romance, tells the story of a man, Adam (Jim Sturgess), who pines for the love of Eve (Kirsten Dunst), a women he once met long ago in another world. The twist is that the other world isn’t some unknown planet, but rather an inverted world in the sky that has its own gravity. (In essence an Upside Down world, as the title implies).

The core conflict of the movie is as old as time: star-crossed lovers fight to be together, despite overwhelming odds. However, Solanas’ interesting premise (the lovers are not just separated by class, but quite literally by the laws of physics) makes this film much more intriguing. Setting aside the plot, just consider how interesting the film might look.

In addition to its award-winning director (Solanas directed the  innovative short film The Man Without A Head), Upside Down boasts a talented production crew that includes Production Designer Alex McDowell (Watchmen) and Supervising Art Director, Michelle McGahey (Dark City, The Matrix). If these early images are any indication, the team has gotten off to a fine start in bringing this upside down world to life.

Check out the first images of the film, which come our way thanks to the French blog Into the Screen (via io9), as well as two posters for the movie. You can click the top two images for higher resolution versions. Check out the official synopsis for the film after the images.

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Upside Down Poster Posters and Images from Director Juan Solanas Sci Fi Romance Upside Down

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!

Upside Down will likely hit theaters sometime in 2012. We’ll keep our eyes out for any additional images from this interesting-sounding film until then.

Source: Into the Screen via io9

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  1. Looks very intriguing. I’m officially interested.

  2. LOL. My first thought as I read this, when I read the guys name is Adam, is how stupid it must be if they named the girl Eve… If the whole movie has to try that hard, It’ll be a fail. The concept is interesting, though, if they can make us believe it.

    • Damn, I was interested till you pointed that out, ugg.

    • LOL, I wouldn’t rule out watching the movie just because they named the leads Adam and Eve. :)

      Vic

      • No, but it knocked 50 IQ points off a decent concept

      • Not ruling this one out yet since there’s not enough to really know how this movie will turn out(takes alot to turn me off to a movie – even the ones that seem bad I’ll watch on DVD), but that made me wonder about the writing of this. Don’t know what would be worse — if it is VERY forward forshadowing, or really means nothing in the grand scheme of the movie’s outcome.

    • lol

  3. Don’t care about the names, the pretty images place this film on my list of must watch films of 2012.

    and the names are only stupid if the film ends with both characters marooned in this planet and they have to repopulate it or something like on this Twilight Zone episode I saw a few years ago.

  4. This looks to be pretty good, I’ll see it in theaters if the trailers are good.

  5. I wonder if, while they’re dancing, he has to hold her down?? This whole thing has me very curious.