Prepare to embark on a cinematic journey like no other as the latest trailer for the upcoming science fiction thriller ‘Divinity’ unveils a nightmarish, monochromatic glimpse into a world where immortality takes a twisted turn. This mind-bending spectacle is brought to life through the creative genius of director-writer Eddie Alcazar and backed by the cinematic prowess of producer Steven Soderbergh. ‘Divinity’ made its grand debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and now, cinephiles worldwide can immerse themselves in the film’s surreal and captivating visuals.
The enigmatic core of ‘Divinity’ revolves around a serum bearing the same name, one that bestows the gift of immortality upon its recipient. This miraculous elixir was initially created by the brilliant scientist Sterling Pierce, portrayed by none other than the talented Scott Bakula. However, it now rests in the greedy hands of his morally questionable son, Jaxxon, brilliantly portrayed by Stephen Dorff of ‘Blade’ fame. Jaxxon’s dominion over this coveted substance effectively grants him the reins of power over the entire world.
The tale takes a riveting twist when two mysterious brothers, played by Moises Arias (‘The King of Staten Island’) and Jason Genao (‘The Get Down’), devise a daring plan to abduct the tycoon Jaxxon, aided by the enigmatic presence of a mysterious woman, portrayed by Karrueche Tran (‘Claws’). Their mission carries the promise of achieving true immortality, a concept that looms large throughout the film. The star-studded cast of ‘Divinity’ also includes Bella Thorne (‘The Babysitter’), Mike O’Hearn (‘Magazine Dreams’), and Emily Willis, while the music is masterfully crafted by DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill fame.
![Image via Utopia](Image link not available)
Is ‘Divinity’ Truly Divine?
‘Divinity’ is poised to be a cinematic masterpiece that defies conventions. Shot entirely in 16mm black-and-white film, reminiscent of Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Pi,’ the film seamlessly blends in extended sequences of Alcazar’s distinctive stop-motion animation, known as “Metascope.” In a candid interview with FilmSweep, Stephen Dorff likened the movie to “A Clockwork Orange meets The Elephant Man,” offering a glimpse into the transformative journey he underwent to bring his monstrous character to life through elaborate prosthetic work. An intriguing facet of ‘Divinity’ is that it was crafted without a traditional script. As Bella Thorne revealed in a cast interview with FilmSweep, “I didn’t get a script – was not aware that there ever was a script.”
Initial reviews following ‘Divinity’s’ Sundance premiere were as diverse as they were intriguing. While many hailed the film for its stunning visuals and immersive atmosphere, others questioned the strength of its plot, or lack thereof.
The much-anticipated ‘Divinity’ will grace the silver screen on October 13, promising to be an unforgettable cinematic experience. Keep your eyes on FilmSweep for upcoming updates, and without further ado, immerse yourself in the mystique of ‘Divinity’ by watching the brand-new trailer below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Immortality
Q: When does ‘Divinity’ premiere in theaters?
A: ‘Divinity’ is set to premiere in theaters on October 13.
Q: Who is the director of ‘Divinity’?
A: The director of ‘Divinity’ is Eddie Alcazar.
Q: What is the premise of ‘Divinity’?
A: ‘Divinity’ revolves around a serum called ‘Divinity’ that grants immortality. Initially created by scientist Sterling Pierce, it is now controlled by his son, Jaxxon, who essentially rules the world. The film follows two brothers and a mysterious woman as they plan to abduct Jaxxon, with the hope of achieving true immortality.
Q: How was ‘Divinity’ shot, and what is unique about its visual style?
A: ‘Divinity’ was shot in 16mm black-and-white film, similar to Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Pi.’ It also features extended sequences of stop-motion animation known as “Metascope,” a signature style of director Eddie Alcazar.
Q: What did Stephen Dorff compare the film ‘Divinity’ to?
A: Stephen Dorff, one of the stars of ‘Divinity,’ likened the film to “A Clockwork Orange meets The Elephant Man.” He also mentioned the elaborate prosthetic work he underwent for his role in the film.
Q: Were there any notable reactions or reviews after ‘Divinity’ premiered at the Sundance Film Festival?
A: Initial reactions to ‘Divinity’ at the Sundance Film Festival were mixed. While the film’s stunning visuals and atmospheric elements were praised, some critics raised questions about the strength of the film’s plot, or the lack thereof.