To say that people are anticipating Spike Jonze’s first film since the vastly underrated Where The Wild Things Are is to make an embarrassing understatement and the trailer for Her would seem to suggest that our anticipations were not in vain.
Check it out below:
He’s managed to assemble a stellar cast including Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt and Olivia Wilde – Joaquin seems to be carving a nice little niche as the isolated vulnerable loner searching for something better, and Scarlett Johansson sounds great as the sentient operating system.
It looks to be a modern sci-fi not held down by the trappings of the genre, and the poster has definitely been designed with this in mind:
It’s pitched as a love story rather than a sci-fi, and why shoudn’t it? It clearly shares elements of both, in a way that not many other films manage to. With a cast like that, how can it fail?
Here’s a quick synopsis:
In the not so distant future, Theodore (Phoenix), a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theodore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.
Arcade Fire appear to be doing the music for the film, a relationship forged during Spike Jonze’s work on their short film Sounds of the Suburbs.
Her is released on November 20th. Are you looking forward to it? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: The Film Stage