Amazon Prime Video has provided us with the trailer for Bliss, the new sci-fi drama starring Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, and Nesta Cooper. The R-rated film will be available on the service on February 5, 2021.
Bliss is a mind-bending love story following Greg (Owen Wilson) who, after recently being divorced and then fired, meets the mysterious Isabel (Salma Hayek), a woman living on the streets and convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is nothing but a computer simulation.
Doubtful at first, Greg eventually discovers there may be some truth to Isabel’s wild conspiracy.
Written and directed by Mike Cahill, the Amazon Studios production was shot in Los Angeles and Croatia.
Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern is producing, with the company’s Lucas Smith serving as executive producer. Marsha Swinton (Hala) will also executive produce.
Ted Hope, Co-Head of Movies at Amazon Studios, previously said, “Mike Cahill is a brilliant storyteller gifted by a unique ability to craft the truly high-concept idea in a deeply soulful way that resonates with audiences. As a real fan of all his work, I am delighted that we can provide this opportunity for him to take his vision further than ever before.
“We know our global customers will be excited to see what Mike and his team — Salma Hayek, Owen Wilson, and this fabulous cast and crew — can do with such complex, yet real characters in such an imaginative and thrilling world. It will blow people’s minds, I am sure.”
Cahill added, “Working with this brilliant cast is a dream come true. Working with my dear friend and producer extraordinaire Jim Stern is a gift. And we couldn’t be more thrilled to be making this with Amazon Studios.
“As the industry continues to evolve, Amazon proves to be taking the most exciting risks on films with ambitious artistic goals that also aim to reach wide audiences. I feel so grateful to have our film Bliss included among their next round of groundbreaking works.”
“It is an incredible opportunity to be working with a visionary like Mike Cahill,” said Stern.
“We pride ourselves at Endgame on working with filmmakers with a passion for storytelling and connecting with global audiences, and are looking forward to sharing Bliss with the world.”
The director of photography is Markus Förderer (Skyscraper, I Origins), and the editor is Troy Takaki (I Origins, Almost Christmas).
The production design is by Kasra Farahani (Captain Marvel, Black Panther), with costumes by Annie Bloom (No Escape, Surrogates).