Scott Eastwood in Talks to Star in Sci-Fi Film ‘Ecstasia’

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Scott Eastwood is in early talks to star in Wayne Kramer’s sci-fi film “Ecstasia.”

Kramer is directing from his own screenplay, which centers on a couple who lives in a world where love no longer exists. The film, which also stars Matilda Lutz, follows their final days together before their love expires.

The movie will be introduced to buyers at next month’s Toronto Film Festival, with shooting set to start next year in South Africa. UTA, which reps Eastwood, is handling domestic rights, while Red Sea is selling international rights.

Producers are Sentient Entertainment’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin, who recently collaborated with Eastwood on the heist thriller “Overdrive.” Matthew Chausse and Eastwood are also producing. Ingenious, Film Afrika, and Red Sea Media will finance “Ecstasia.”

Eastwood appeared in “Suicide Squad” and will be seen next in Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night,” and as a new character in Universal’s “Fast 8.”

Lutz will be seen next in Paramount’s “Rings,” which opens Oct. 28. Kramer directed “The Cooler.”

Eastwood is repped by attorney Rick Genow. Lutz is repped by TT Agency, Silver Lining Management, and attorney Karl Austen.

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  1. James says:

    Jesus Christ, Equals just came out and was a futuristic society where emotions don’t exist. If you’re going to set a futuristic society do something that isn’t some bullshit excuse to come up with a forbidden love story starring an handsome actor who is coasting on nepotism.

    • WritR says:

      This project was written before Equals. And if you really want to know what it’s about, read Kramer’s own description from his Facebook page and not some garbled logline from the trades. The movies are nothing alike.

      “ECSTASIA takes place in an alternate future where a virus has destroyed all human emotional response. If you want to experience love—or COMMITMENT as it’s known in this world—you have to buy it through a procedure called ECSTASIA. A computer matches you to the “perfect partner,” after which both parties are implanted with synchronized microchips which simulate the “honeymoon period” of romantic love on a permanent basis — as long as you can keep paying for it. It’s a huge financial investment, much like buying a house—and if a couple can’t afford to keep up their payments, they are disconnected through a process called Dissolution and returned to their previous emotionally cauterized state.

      The film opens with our couple Bryan and Lisa (he’s a used car salesman; she’s a nurse) unable to afford their payments. They’re ten days away from Dissolution and out of desperation they start making some extremely fucked up choices, with even worse consequences. I would best compare it to ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND meets REQUIEM FOR A DREAM. The goal is to make a very sexy, very intense Dystopian love story for adults. Also, keep an eye out for my novel of ECSTASIA some time next year.”

  2. Joe Posner says:

    It looks like young Eastwood’s film career has really gotten going. More power to him!

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