Utopia and Sumerian have now set a release date for one of the weirdest films to premiere at Sundance earlier this year. Divinity, a sci-fi film exec-produced by Steven Soderbergh and starring Scott Bakula, Stephen Dorff, and Bella Thorne, has been given an October 13th theatrical release.
Divinity debuted at Sundance as part of the NEXT lineup, a category that leans toward experimental styles of filmmaking. Writer/director Eddie Alcazar’s sci-fi film deals with a mad quest for immortality. Also in the cast are Moises Arias, Jason Genao, and Karrueche Tran.
Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs provides the score alongside Dean Hurley.
Here’s the synopsis: Set in an otherworldly human existence, scientist Sterling Pierce (Scott Bakula) dedicated his life to the quest for immortality, slowly creating the building blocks of a groundbreaking serum named “Divinity.” Jaxxon Pierce (Stephen Dorff), his son, now controls and manufactures his father’s once-benevolent dream. Society on this barren planet has been entirely perverted by the supremacy of the drug, whose true origins are shrouded in mystery. Two mysterious brothers (Moises Arias and Jason Genao) arrive with a plan to abduct the mogul, and with the help of a seductive woman named Nikita (Karrueche Tran), they will be set on a path hurtling toward true immortality.
Soderbergh previously produced Alcazar’s 2018 film, Perfect.