The first trailer for Juan Solanas’ new sci-fi romance ‘Upside Down’ has been released and it already has me sold! The story follows Adam and his search for a love he met when he was a child. Only problem is that Eve (yes, the names are a little trite) lives in an opposite world from his. While one lives in an up world, the other lives in the down and as a voice in the trailer says “We don’t go down to their world, we certainly don’t want them coming up to ours.”
The story is obviously based on the often used plot of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ but with a sci-fi twist. The visual effects of each world seen in the trailer, however, does help bring the movie together quite well giving this love story a new feel.
The movie stars Jim Sturgess (‘One Day’, ‘21’) as Adam and Kirsten Dunst (Mary Jane in the ‘Spiderman’ movies) as Eve. At the moment, the movie doesn’t have a US distributor so unless someone decides to pick it up, we may not see it here in theaters.
You can take a look at the trailer after the jump. And for all you romantics out there, here’s a brief synopsis:
Adam (Sturgess) 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 (Dunst). 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 laws of science.