WTF: Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult to Star In ‘Epic Romance’ Based on 1984. Wait, What?


You know the game ‘Broken Telephone’? When you whisper something in on persons ear and then they to another and then to another and so on and then when that last person reveals what they heard it’s totally different? Well I think that’s happened with a movie.


> [Kristen] Stewart describes “Equals” as a slightly updated version of the 1956 film “1984,” based on George Orwell’s classic 1949 novel about rebellion in a repressed futuristic society. “Equals” begins filming later this year.

> “I’m terrified of it,” said the 23-year-old actress in a recent interview. “Though it’s a movie with a really basic concept, it’s overtly ambitious.”

> “In ‘Equals,’ things go wrong because you can’t deny the humanity in everyone,” said Stewart. “It’s the most devastating story.”

> Adds Doremus of his sixth film: “It’s about love in a world where love really doesn’t exist anymore.”

> Written by Nathan Parker (“Moon”), “Equals” is the first film Doremus will direct that he didn’t write himself.

So Nathan Parker saw the 1954 film of 1984, and has adapted that into an epic romance….



Ok, I seriously have nothing. I don’t see how a story in which (spoiler alert, in case you’ve never read the most famous SciFi novel of all time) the two main characters betray each other in to Big Brother and end up unable to ever feel love again can really translate into an epic love story.

So either the people involved missed the point entirely or….

No that seems like it.