Divinity: Steven Soderbergh-produced sci-fi thriller set for fall theatrical release

The sci-fi thriller Divinity, produced by Steven Soderbergh and directed by Eddie Alcazar, has secured a fall theatrical release

The sci-fi thriller Divinity, written and directed by Eddie Alcazar (Perfect) and produced by Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven), had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last month, and now Variety is reporting that the film has secured a worldwide distribution deal with Utopia and Sumerian. The plan is for Divinity to have an exclusive theatrical release sometime this fall.

Divinity is described as an “experimental film” that is set in an otherworldly human existence, where the creation of a groundbreaking immortality serum named Divinity is wreaking havoc. Jaxxon Pierce, the creator’s son, now controls and manufactures his father’s once-benevolent dream, and society on the barren planet has been entirely perverted by the supremacy of the drug. However, when two mysterious brothers arrive with a plan to abduct the mogul with the help of a seductive woman named Nikita, everyone will be set on a path hurtling toward true immortality.

The film stars Scott Bakula, Stephen Dorff, Moises Arias, Jason Genao, Karrueche Tran, and Bella Thorne.

Utopia and Sumerian provided the following statement: “Our worlds collided when falling in love with Eddie’s film and vision for Divinity. The film represents a cultural crossroads of film, music, fashion and art. We believe that this partnership represents the beginning of a new era where stories can live on screen and off the screen by blurring the lines between a film itself and the integral components that compose a film’s DNA.

Alcazar added: “I’m grateful to work with such forward thinking distributors like Utopia and Sumerian. I believe more audiences are looking to re-appreciate the art of film these days and having a company like Utopia/Sumerian support unique cinematic visions and take them to the big screen is a dream come true.

Soderbergh had this to say: “This is the best possible outcome imaginable and I’m very impressed and excited by how Utopia/Sumerian approached this deal. It all happened quickly and they have a bold, clear vision of how to get Divinity in front of a worldwide audience. The future starts now!

And Sumerian founder Ash Avildsen said, “Divinity is a potent and timely avant-garde film that explores the human psyche around immortality, desire and fertility. The dystopian world Eddie Alcazar brings us into feels all too familiar with life today and I believe Divinity is a must see for the current generation.

Are you interested in Divinity? Let us know by leaving a comment below. I’m glad the movie secured a distribution deal, but after watching Perfect I can’t say I’m hyped to see Alcazar’s follow-up. I did not enjoy sitting through that one.


Source: Variety

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