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Posters and Images from Director Juan Solanas’ Sci-Fi Romance ‘Upside Down’

28 December 2010 1:47 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Some people like to think that their one true love is waiting for them somewhere on the other side of the world. In his upcoming film, Upside Down, Argentine director Juan Solanas is taking that idea to an interesting extreme.

The movie, which merges science-fiction with romance, tells the story of a man, Adam (Jim Sturgess), who pines for the love of Eve (Kirsten Dunst), a women he once met long ago in another world. The twist is that the other world isn’t some unknown planet, but rather an inverted world in the sky that has its own gravity. (In essence an Upside Down world, as the title implies).

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- Rob Frappier

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First Look: Kirsten Dunst & Jim Sturgess In Sci-Fi Romance 'Upside Down'

28 December 2010 7:51 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The plot is a little out there, but we're definitely curious for the forthcoming sci-fi romance "Upside Down" starring Kirsten Dunst and a bearded Jim Sturgess. Directed by Juan Solanas (Argentinian arthouse fave "Nordeste"), the film follows Adam (Sturgess) a seemingly ordinary guy who is holding on to the memory of Eve, a girl he met once upon a time from another world, an inverted affluent world with its own gravity. 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. The… »

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First Upside Down Photos: Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess

28 December 2010 3:09 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Into the Screen has released a new set of photos and posters from sci-fi romance Upside Down, co-written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas.

Upside Down is a film produced by a French box, Studio 37, where the filming took place in Montreal, before the cameras of the Argentine director Juan Solanas. The cast is composed of international actors: Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess. As for the story, she falls into a world where different worlds meet. Adam lives in one of these worlds, struggling within a civilization ravaged by war and haunted by memories of a young woman from another world, very close, so close, but denied entry.

Plot: Look up towards the sky and rub your eyes because you won’t believe what you see: cities, forests, and oceans with their own inverted gravity, only an arm’s length away, yet completely unreachable. Take a leap over to this alternate reality, »

- Allan Ford

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First Images from Sci-Fi/Fantasy Upside Down

27 December 2010 7:04 PM, PST | SciFiCool.com | See recent SciFiCool.com news »

What is “Upside Down”? I haven’t a clue, but there are some images from it have landed online, and the plot synopsis for the film certainly sounds sci-fi/fantasy-rific. The film currently has a May 2011 release date, but that could very well change in the near future. 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 law or science. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess and Larry Day, »

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First Images From Juan Solanas' Upside Down

27 December 2010 6:46 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Juan Solanas first leapt on to my radar a few years back with his dazzling short film The Man Without A Head, a Jeunet-style visual effort built around the romantic desires of a man quite literally without a head. With that short film Solanas announced himself as something unique, a director who fuses high concept science fiction with deeply human stories.

And then for his first feature he did something totally different.

But now he's back where he belongs with Upside Down, a high concept science fiction romance starring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst.

Look up towards the sky and rub your eyes because you won't believe what you see: cities, forests, and oceans with their own inverted gravity, only an arm's length away, yet completely unreachable. Take a leap over to this alternate reality, two worlds - one above, one below‐ facing each other, and you'll land in the extraordinary world of Upside Down, »

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Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess in first look photos for “Upside Down”

27 December 2010 5:26 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: Kirsten Dunst’s revival continues.

The actress, whose career hit an all-time high with the “Spider-Man” franchise but sidetracked after spending time in rehab, has earned some of her best reviews for the murder mystery “All Good Things.” She’ll next appear in Walter Salles adaptation of Jack KerouacOn the Road” with Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund.

But today we’re getting our first look at a sci-fi romance Dunst will headline with Jim Sturgess (“The Way Back”). Titled “Upside Down,” the film revolves around star-crossed lovers who appear to live in different worlds but find ways to cross paths. Because there’s a sci-fi element, it seems this one will be more confusing than we’d care to admit.

We also don’t know when the film will open. Slash Film predicts a 2012 opening for the picture, which is being directed by Juan Solanas. »

- Sean O'Connell

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First Look: ‘Upside Down’, a Sci-Fi Romance Starring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst

27 December 2010 3:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A man and a woman fall in love but are separated by two different dimensions. No, it's not only plot to The Lake House, it's also the plot to Upside Down, the topsy turvy sci-fi romance written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas, which stars Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst. The pair were officially cast in the film way back in October of 2009 [1] and over the summer, we posted a short set visit video [2]. But now, thanks to a French website, we have a look at both some poster concept art as well as the star-crossed lovers on camera. Check them out and read more about this movie - which sounds about one million times cooler than The Lake House - after the break. Thanks goes to iO9 [3] for the heads up on the info and images from Into the Screen [4]. [gallery columns="2"] The original plot description of the film was as »

- Germain Lussier

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First Look: Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst in Sci-Fi Drama Upside Down

27 December 2010 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas, the film about a man searching an alternate universe for a long-lost love from his youth is scheduled for theatrical release in May 2011. 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 law or science »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Interview: Jim Sturgess On His Journey To And For “The Way Back”

25 November 2010 11:33 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

Last Wednesday, I met for a half-hour at New York City’s Cooper Square Hotel with the 29-year-old British actor Jim Sturgess, a charming, understated guy who is widely regarded as one of the most promising actors of his generation. Sturgess, who first caught Hollywood’s attention in Julie Taymor’s movie-musical “Across the Universe” (2007) and then headlined Robert Luketic’s box-office hit “21” (2008), is now earning rave reviews — and even some best actor Oscar buzz — for his performance Peter Weir’s epic period piece “The Way Back” (Newmarket, 12/29, PG-13, trailer) in which he plays Janusz, a young man from Poland imprisoned in a Siberian gulag during World War II who helps to organize a prison break and then leads his fellow escapees (including characters played by Colin Farrell and Ed Harris) on an unlikely quest for freedom.

Sturgess was in New York for the premiere of another of his films, »

- Scott Feinberg

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UTA Signs Filmmakers Sergio Sanchez And Juan Diego Solanas

24 June 2010 3:38 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

UTA has signed Spanish screenwriter Sergio Sanchez and Argentinian writer/director Juan Diego Solanas. Sanchez, who had been repped by Wme, wrote the sleeper hit The Orphanage and re-teamed with the film’s director, Juan Antonio Bayona, on The Impossible, the Summit/Telecino-backed tsunami film that stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. Sanchez is writing a script that he plans to direct next year. Solanas met several agencies after completing postproduction on Upside Down, the scifi fantasy financed by France’s Studio 37. Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst star in a Romeo and Juliet-like romance in which a young man falls desperately in love with [...] »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Video: On The Set of Upside Down and Neil Burger’s Dark Fields

14 June 2010 7:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

A couple new on set behind the scenes video pieces have appeared on the web today, including a visit to the set of Neil Burger's Dark Fields, where they are shooting "critical scene" on the streets of Philadelphia with Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper, and Entertainment Tonight's visit to the set of Juan Diego Solanas' Upside Down which involves stars Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst flying through the air on a blue screen stage. Dark Fields Official synopsis: Based on the novel by Alan Glynn and screenplay is written by Leslie Dixon (Mrs. Doubtfire, The Thomas Crown Affair, Hairspray), Dark Fields is an exciting “What if?” story that unveils a designer drug that could make you rich and powerful. Eddie (Bradley Cooper) is a down and out New York writer until he comes to possess a pill that gives him the ability to access the full capacity of his brain. »

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Studio 37 adds several films to slate

25 May 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Paris – French telecom Orange's Paris-based film subsidiary Studio 37 will decorate movie theaters across the globe with its colorful feature film lineup including new 3D animation project "Mune," Gilles Pacquet-Brenner's "Elle s'Appelait Sarah" starring Kirstin Scott Thomas and Samuel Benchetrit's "Chez Gino," Studio 37 topper Frederique Dumas said Tuesday.

Studio 37 announced a first-look deal with Rezo Films for Gallic distribution in Cannes last year. Studio 37 also has a "privileged partnership" deal with Gregoire Melin's international sales outlet Kinology.

"Mune" is an animated 3D fairytale produced by Onyx films and directed by Benoit Phillipon and Alexandre Heboyan, who worked on "Kung Fu Panda" and "Monsters vs Aliens" among other high-profile Us studio titles.

Studio 37 will focus on Gallic co-productions, but has already branched out into English-language territory with Benoit Philippon's "Lullaby for Pi" starring Rupert Friend, Clemence Poesy and Forest Whitaker and recent release Olivier Dahan's "My Own Love Song" with Renee Zellweger, »

- By Rebecca Leffler

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Key Players in the Cannes Market: Kinology

11 May 2010 2:32 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Kinology is heading to Cannes with a single title in Copacabana – the Isabelle Huppert starring with her daughter comedy is a focal point in the Critic's Week section this year. It's the projects that they've got on the sales slate that have got my ears perked up in an upright position – beginning with Juan Solanas' next - he is currently shooting Upside Down in Montreal, while Andrew Niccol is still in pre-production mod with The Cross. - Kinology is heading to Cannes with a single title in Copacabana – the Isabelle Huppert starring with her daughter comedy is a focal point in the Critic's Week section this year. It's the projects that they've got on the sales slate that have got my ears perked up in an upright position – beginning with Juan Solanas' next - he is currently shooting Upside Down in Montreal, while Andrew Niccol is »

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Key Players in the Cannes Market: Kinology

11 May 2010 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Kinology is heading to Cannes with a single title in Copacabana – the Isabelle Huppert starring with her daughter comedy is a focal point in the Critic's Week section this year. It's the projects that they've got on the sales slate that have got my ears perked up in an upright position – beginning with Juan Solanas' next - he is currently shooting Upside Down in Montreal, while Andrew Niccol is still in pre-production mod with The Cross – if I remember correctly it was first announced at last year's Cannes and they are trying to bring down the price tag on the 50 million dollar-ish production. French items worth keeping an eye out for are Benoît Philippon's Lullaby for Pi – which was shot in Canada and would logically find a spot at Tiff. Mathieu Kassovitz also has a project in development . Buried by Rodrigo Cortes - Post-Production Heartbreaker (L'arnacoeur) by Pascal Chaumeil »

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Dunst's Bastard and Franco's The Clerk's Tale Close Critic's Week

22 April 2010 4:27 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Spiderman co-stars Kirsten Dunst and James Franco will each be presenting both of their short films on the closing night of Critic's Week in Cannes. Franco's 13-minute short The Clerk's Tale will receive its world premiere screening and the pics for the short are sublime as they are 1970's magazine-like in their look. The short, which I imagine Franco filmed as part of his work at Nyu is based on the eponymous poem by Spencer Reece, The Clerk's Tale is a psychological portrait of a gay man trapped in the monotonous routine of life at a high-end menswear store. - Spiderman co-stars Kirsten Dunst and James Franco will each be presenting both of their short films on the closing night of Critic's Week in Cannes. Franco's 13-minute short The Clerk's Tale will receive its world premiere screening and the pics for the short are sublime as they are 1970's magazine-like in their look. »

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Dunst's Bastard and Franco's The Clerk's Tale Close Critic's Week

22 April 2010 10:10 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Spiderman co-stars Kirsten Dunst and James Franco will each be presenting both of their short films on the closing night of Critic's Week in Cannes. Franco's 13-minute short The Clerk's Tale will receive its world premiere screening and the pics for the short are sublime as they are 1970's magazine-like in their look. The short, which I imagine Franco filmed as part of his work at Nyu is based on the eponymous poem by Spencer Reece, The Clerk's Tale is a psychological portrait of a gay man trapped in the monotonous routine of life at a high-end menswear store. For Spencer, every day is a sequence of mundane tasks and empty exchanges. He fits a customer, straightens a display, takes his usual break at his usual time. But all the while the presence of an aging gay colleague eats away at him. Watching this older man, with his affects and almost grotesque habits, »

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Kirsten Dunst May Replace Penélope Cruz in Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia

15 April 2010 4:11 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Despite a reputation that director Lars Von Trier puts his leading ladies through hell during production (Björk reportedly swore off acting after Dancer in the Dark), he continues to work with some of cinema’s finest: Emily Watson, Nicole Kidman, Bryce Dallas Howard, and most recently, Charlotte Gainsbourg.   Von Trier was nearly able to cross Penélope Cruz off of his list for the upcoming sci-fi disaster flick Melancholia, but he ultimately lost out to Jack Sparrow when she signed on for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides instead.

Now Deadline reports that the Dane may have found a respectable replacement in Mary Jane Watson herself, Kirsten Dunst.  If the young actress signs on, she’ll join Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, Alexander Skarsgaard, Stellan Skarsgaard and Udo Kier for a summer shoot in Sweden.  Dunst will soon be seen alongside Jim Sturges (Across the Universe) in Upside Down, »

- Brendan Bettinger

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