This summer, “Adventureland” buds Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart are finding a new, uh, adventure, with “American Ultra.” And in a much different tone from that aforementioned coming-of-age comedy, this one will find them as a pair of stoners who wind up on the run when the government puts their sights on them. The movie is from the director of “Project X,” Nima Nourizadeh,” and he tells MTV this is more than just a run ‘n gun tale.
“You start with this kind of like sweet love story,” he explained. “I don’t want to turn people off with that, but what’s really unique about this movie is the fact that it’s like this kind of crazy action-comedy, but really at the core there is this like romance and there’s this love story where all he wants to do is to propose to her. Really if you look at it, the action that comes into play is basically the stuff that’s softening it. It’s like the hurdles that you have to like overcome.”
“His world just gets turned upside down and he starts to realize who he actually is,” he continued. “For a lot of the movie, he’s just like unaware of what’s going on, why these people are trying to kill him, and he soon finds out. It’s just this weird sort of entertaining, well-rounded, totally unique movie, I think where you know you’ll be laughing one minute, you’ll be hopefully quite shocked at some of the action that we did. It’s violent, it’s graphic, it’s funny, it’s silly at times, you know it’s just got so many things going on that it’s hard to actually define really.”
It all goes down on August 21st. Check out the posters below.