Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst defy gravity in the Upside Down trailer

Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst in Upside Down

I had forgotten that Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess were doing UPSIDE DOWN until they released a few stills from the film about a month ago, and then I had to dig in the archives to find that production started on the film way back in 2009.  So needless to say, this film has been in the works for a while now.  But today we get our first look at the science fiction romance courtesy of a French trailer and it looks visually stunning.  But like I said with THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, it’s fine to combine romance and sci-fi, but the important thing to remember is that it’s more important to make the audience believe in the love story than it is to make them believe in the science fiction element.  Too often, sci-fi and romance don’t mesh well because the filmmakers forget that.

The film stars Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess, while newcomer Juan Diego Solanas directed the film from a script he also wrote.  There’s no release date announced for the film, but it’s expected to hit sometime in 2012.

UPDATE: Sorry, but a French lawyer for Warner Bros (who I can only imagine sounds like Inspector Clouseau) has asked us to remove the trailer.

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