Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult will play a young couple rebelling against society in Drake Doremus' futuristic love-story "Equals" at Mister Smith Entertainment.
The story is set in the idyllic future society The Collective inhabited by 'Equals', humans that are peaceful, calm, fair, and polite.
A new disease: SOS, or Switched-On-Syndrome, is activating in its victims everything they thought they'd escaped: depression, sensitivity, fear, and love. Once a person is overtaken with SOS, they are sent away and never seen again.
Hoult plays a young infected man who discovers Nia (Stewart) has feelings, but she seems to be able to hide them. When he confronts her, they feel love and intimacy for the first time in their lives.
Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer, Ann Ruark, Jay Stern and Chip Diggins will produce. Shooting begins in Japan and Singapore in August.