Kristen Stewart Will Play a Satellite in Love With a Buoy in New Movie
Just your average rom-com in space!
Speaking with Entertainment Weeklyabout her role in the Princess Diana biopic Spencer, Kristen Stewart also dropped some seriously wild information about her upcoming film Crimes of the Future.
“It’s actually a love story between a satellite and a buoy; it’s hard to explain. I hope I don’t botch it, because it’s a really revolutionarily written script,” Stewart told EW. The buoy in question is set to be played by Minari star Steven Yuen in this high-concept sci-fi drama. I mean, if you’re going to fall in love with a buoy, he would be the one.
Crimes of the Future also stars Viggo Mortensen and Léa Seydoux, and is being directed by Canadian auteur David Cronenberg, known equally well for his crime thrillers like A History of Violence and Eastern Promises as he is for his body horror classics The Fly and Dead Ringers. In other words, there’s no saying just how wild and strange this unconventional love story will be.
It’s possible to get a hint of what’s in store, because the film is a reworked remake of one of the director’s earliest films by the same name. While the plot for this iteration has largely been kept under wraps, the film “takes a deep dive into the not-so-distant future where humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. This evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis known as ‘Accelerated Evolution Syndrome’ that alters their biological makeup. While some embrace the limitless potential of ‘transhumanism,’ others attempt to police it,” reports Variety.
During an interview with GQ in February, Mortensen shared a few more details, in that the film is in the vein of a film noir and will take the director back to his horror roots. “I would say, without giving the story away, he’s going maybe a little bit back to his origins,” said Mortensen.
How a love story between a satellite and buoy factors into that, well, audiences will have to wait and see — but color us intrigued.