Rejoice, we now have the Poor Things trailer, the new movie from Yorgos Lanthimos. The acclaimed director of romance movie The Favorite has another oddity on the way, this time based on the absurdist novel by Alasdair Gray.
An out-and-out science fiction movie, Poor Things follows Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), a young woman resurrected by a scientist who runs off to see the world soon after. She’s smitten by a lawyer, Duncan Wedderburn (Mark Ruffalo), but their relationship proves tumultuous, as you can see in the teaser.
The footage we get is short and sweet but gives us just enough to understand that Lanthimos has gone all out here. This janky, futuristic civilisation draws from all sorts of historical references to create a world that’s clearly influenced by ours but distinct, too. Right now, the vibes are somewhere between Alita and Wes Anderson, and that’s a compliment.
But then, we’ve come to expect such things from Lanthimos. You can check out the Poor Things trailer below:
We already know the Poor Things release date is September 8, 2023, even though the trailer just says “coming soon”. We’re glad the adventure movie will arrive this year, allowing us to see what monster our veritable Dr Frankenstein has conjured.
Have a look at our best movies list for recommendations while we wait, and check out our guide to the Barbie movie release date and Severance season 2 release date for more esoteric genre filmmaking.