Directed by up and comer Pedro Morelli and featuring a screenplay by first-time screenwriter Matt Hansen,
Zoom is an intriguing new film starring Alison Pill (The Newsroom) as Emma: an aspiring comic book writer/artist whose creations on the page begin to take on a quiet literal life of their own. When the subject of her latest work begins speaking to her directly from the comic book panels, Emma’s entire world is turned upside down – forcing her to reassess the line between waking life and imagined realities.
Co-starring Gael García Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle) as Edward (an action movie director whose life Emma is passively dictating), Mariana Ximenes as Michelle (an aspiring novelist currently writing Emma’s own life’s story while simultaneously serving as Edward’s narrative subject), and Tyler Labine (The Boss) as Emma’s bewildered boyfriend, Zoom aims to please. With such an outlandish and convoluted fantasy plot serving as its backing theatrical conceit, Morelli’s new movie should turn heads when it sees theatrical release early next month. On that note, the first official trailer already looks pretty enticing.
In the footage featured above, distributor Screen Media Films offers viewers their first look at Zoom as being Morelli’s bizarre theatrical adaptation of the very essence of creative inspiration. Playing off of the idea that one’s art can sometimes take on a life of its own, all of the action and hijinks depicted by the first trailer certainly paints quite the picture of a whirlwind adventure where comic books come to life. You can also check out the official plot synopsis for Zoom below:
A multi-dimensional interface between a comic book artist, a novelist, and a film director. Each lives in a separate reality but authors a story about one of the others.
Immediately bringing to mind such out of the box fantasy genre features as Adaptation and Stranger Than Fiction, Zoom may be the most oddly original new movie to come out this year. Morelli certainly looks to have something entirely novel up his sleeve with his latest theatrical release, and with any luck the production will launch Hansen’s career in kind.
Pill and Bernal are both capable performers who should prove to be equally believable in their respective roles in Zoom, despite how wildly imaginative and unbelievably fantastic the movie undoubtedly is. Come time of the film’s theatrical release, viewers can decide for themselves whether or not the film is a captivating multi-dimensional movie featuring comic books brought to life.
Zoom will see theatrical release in the U.S. on September 2nd, 2016.
Source: Screen Media Films