Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult Confirmed to Star in ’1984′ Remake ‘Equals’

January 18, 2014 by  
Filed under Film, Recent News


The Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart and Jack the Giant Slayer’s Nicholas Hoult have landed lead roles in the sci-fi love story Equals, a re-imagining of George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Equals is being directed by Drake Doremus (Like Crazy) from a screenplay by Nathan Parker (Moon). Orwell’s groundbreaking novel was first adapted for the big screen in the science fiction classic 1984 (1984), which starred John Hurt, Susanna Hamilton and Richard Burton. Set in a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is rewriting history, begins to rebel when he commits the crime of falling in love. Equals begins principal photography later this year.

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  • Release Date: TBA, 2015
  • Studio: Indian Paintbrush (production)
  • Genre: Romance, Science Fiction, Adaptation
  • Director: Drake Doremus
  • Screenwriter: Nathan Parker
  • Cast: Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult
  • Running Time: Unknown
  • MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Plot Summary

EQUALS is based on George Orwell’s groundbreaking 1949 dystopian novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four.” Set in a totalitarian future society, a man played by Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Jack the Giant Slayer”), whose daily work is rewriting history, begins to rebel when he commits the crime of falling in love with a woman played by Kristen Stewart (“The Twilight Saga,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”). Equals begins principal photography later this year.

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