Geez, we had pretty much forgotten about this one. With production starting over two years ago, it has taken a very long time for this movie to see the light of day. While there has been smattering of stills and even a trailer at the beginning of the year, “Upside Down,” starring Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess, has failed to materialize, not even with a perfunctory festival screening somewhere on the circuit. But the film will finally be coming to theaters next year, apparently tricked out a bit to dazzle your eyeballs.
Millenium Entertainment have snapped up the U.S. rights to the movie, with a planned 2013 release coming in both 2D and 3D. This is actually the first time we’ve heard of the movie being presented in three-dimensions so we can only imagine it’s been put through the conversion process, which might explain any additional delays on the movie (though hanging around this long in the wilderness without any screenings doesn’t bode well for its quality). 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.
It’s certainly ambitious, and the stills that have made their way online have promised a visually appealing world, but we’re keep expectations in check at the moment. No exact release date yet, but we’re sure a place on the calendar for the flim will be made soon enough. [Variety]