With Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst leading the cast, that’s pretty much all I need to know. But it helps that the film has a brilliant premise, and the visuals to match it.
The first US trailer finally debuted earlier in the year, and we’ve since seen a new featurette and the first clip surface. And now the first TV spot has been released, interestingly featuring two behind-the-scenes interview moments with Sturgess and Dunst, giving us a great sixty-second look at the upcoming sci-fi/romantic drama.
In an alternate universe where twinned worlds have opposite gravities, a young man battles interplanetary prejudice and the laws of physics in his quest to reunite with the long-lost girl of his dreams in this visually stunning romantic adventure that poses the question: what if love was stronger than gravity?
Timothy Spall completes the cast alongside Sturgess and Dunst.
Juan Diego Solanas is directing from his own script, based on a story he co-wrote with Santiago Amigorena and Pierre Magny.
For the longest time, we thought that Upside Down might not reach our shores, having already seen a theatrical release in a handful of international territories. But then Millennium acquired its US rights late last year, and we’re hoping that a distributor will come on board to release the film in the UK, too.
Upside Down will open in a limited release in the US next Friday, 15th March, and will continue to open wider across the country in successive weeks. Still no word yet on a UK release date, and my fingers are tightly crossed that that will change soon. For now, here’s the first TV spot to give you an idea of why I’m looking forward to this film so much.