The Kristen Stewart comeback train is chugging right along. In addition to starring in Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ reboot this fall, Stewart will front ‘Underwater’, a new horror movie from 20th Century Fox, and here is the first trailer. William Eubank (‘The Signal’) directed, and the cast also includes Mamoudou Athie, Vincent Cassel, John Gallagher Jr., Jessica Henwick, T.J. Miller, and Gunner Wright.
Stewart plays scientist Norah Price– sporting short bleach blonde hair and glasses, looking more than a little like Lori Petty from ‘Orange is the New Black’– who is part of a group of researchers who become trapped seven miles beneath the ocean’s surface, after their aquatic base is attached by a mysterious force. When they decide to swim to the surface… they quickly come to regret that decision.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Stewart described ‘Underwater’ saying:
“It’s a really dark, scary meditation on isolation. Basically, it’s like a survival movie about a bunch of people that don’t know each other, and the strange, occasionally existential conversations that ensue, and the weird relationships being formed really quickly. The underlying story of [disrupting] something that really should be left in its natural state, and what you can unearth — that’s what keeps it scary.”
It appears that this might have been Stewart’s most challenging movie, as she added:
“I haven’t made a movie of this scale maybe ever. It was not an easy movie to make — really long and just drippy and cold and f—ing hard… The suits were really heavy, honestly. We couldn’t move around. I really don’t like being held down, I don’t like confined spaces, I’m not a strong swimmer. The reason that, like, huge f—ing surly dudes who typically do action movies do them is because they’re actually really hard and scary and they hurt. I think none of us in the movie — except for maybe Vincent [Cassel], who’s, like, a f—ing wild banshee — really knew what we were getting ourselves into. And that’s where there’s some comedy in the movie every once in a while; in the most dire situations you kind of laugh in a funeral. That’s kind of what it felt like to make the movie as well. Like we were all dying!”
Check out the trailer below:
‘Underwater’ arrives on January 10, 2020.