There are so many weird and awesome things to see in the upcoming sci-fi movie Landscape with an invisible hand. There is a World subdued by aliensand there are the aliens themselves– Aliens that live with humans and have a spooky extraterrestrial way of communicating. And there are the very exclusive alien cities that hover over the less fortunate.
While you must watch the movie, which starts August 18th, to experience most of itio9 is pleased to release a clip revealing the last thing we mentioned. It’s a scene from the beginning of the film where Adam (Asante Blackk) and his sister resent being overshadowed by a giant floating city.
See the flying cities of the countryside with an invisible hand
As we wrote in our reviewone of the coolest things ever Landscape So it keeps challenging your expectations. Such a scene, for example, is not only unexpected and interesting, it also immediately makes you want more.
“The novel is a subversive take on the alien invasion genre, in which the invaders conquer the planet through economic soft power rather than military might,” says writer-director Cory Finley (thoroughbreds) explained in a statement to io9. “It’s a colonial fable that’s as funny as it is dark: a kind AND where the alien living in your house will sue you rather than become your friend.”
Finley added, “His vision of a slow-motion apocalypse felt deeply relatable: a world where everyday life is alienated, where human labor is economically useless, and where romantic love and family love become commodities.” And if it were something If there’s something radical about the film’s approach to the genre, I hope it’s its intimacy: the way we watch intergalactic domination from the kitchen table. And the way it finds hope not in a messianic savior but in a young artist trying to understand everything just like the rest of us.”
He continued. “I focused on making it as grounding as possible and making it as dirty, human, and understated as it could be in this extremely daring setup. Our goal was to make a completely bizarre premise as realistic as possible,” Finley said. “It asks a lot of very specific and interesting questions. Maybe it encourages people to think about these very abstract, pompous concepts about economics, inequality, corporate control, and colonialism. Or you can just sit back and be mesmerized by the strangeness or drawn in by the characters, the human drama and the love story and loss. But I hope that you will also take some of the big issues really seriously.”
Based on a novel by MT Anderson, Landscape with an invisible hand was written and directed by Finley. It stars Asante Blackk and Kylie Rogers as kids trying to make money by faking a relationship so their alien rules can haunt them on social media, but then it becomes much, much more. Tiffany Haddish, Josh Hamilton, William Jackson Harper and Michael Gandolfini all star. It opens on August 18th.
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