Last spring, word arrived that electronic artist Apparat would be scoring the sci-fi romance “Equals” starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult. It was promising news, and today the film’s score has become an even more exciting proposition.
Dustin O’Halloran, director Drake Doremus‘ previous collaborator on “Like Crazy,” “Breathe In,” and the web series “The Beauty Inside,” has joined Apparat and the pair will co-score “Equals.” Penned by Nathan Parker (“Moon“), and co-starring plus Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver Kate Lyn Sheil and Toby Huss, the film follows Silas (Hoult) who lives in a future society called The Collective where everything is peaceful, calm, fair, and polite and there is no greed, no poverty, no violence, and no emotion. However, a new disease known as Switched-On-Syndrome brings back the emotions that have been long repressed in The Collective, and soon Silas and Nia (Stewart) start experiencing love and intimacy for the first time. It’s an intriguing premise that now has some great musicians to help power it along.
It’s a busy time for O’Halloran who scored the Sundance film “Umrika” coming to cinemas this summer, and will return to score second season of Amazon’s smash hit “Transparent.” Meanwhile, Apparat is gearing up for a string of fall tour dates.
No release date details yet for “Equals,” but my guess is that we’ll want to be keeping a close eye on the fall festival season.