Don’t let the stark whites and ice cold blues of Drake Doremus’ upcoming dystopian sci-fi movie Equals fool you. With Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult playing forbidden lovers in a world that has eradicated all emotions, Equals is poised to be one of the hottest romances of the summer.
The brand-new trailer certainly plays up the star-crossed nature of their relationship, which should attract a younger audience when the film finally hits theaters on July 15. The film got mixed reviews when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, but fans of Doremus’ work (Breathe In, Like Crazy) know that nobody explores the complications of young love quite like the auteur. This also marks the first time Stewart has played a bona fide romantic lead since her Twilight days, and if the early buzz is to be believed, she delivers one of the best performances of her career.
One last thing: Equals is about wanting someone that you can’t have, so when Hoult’s and Stewart’s characters eventually do hook up, expect fireworks. And, if you want that moment to fully resonate when you watch it for the first time, we suggest skipping the above trailer, which gives us a glimpse at the steamy makeout sessions that lie ahead. For those of you without patience, click away.