Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult in First EQUALS Image

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Ridley Scott’s Scott Free has released the first official image from Drake Doremus’ sci-fi romance, Equals, which stars the X-Men franchise’s Nicholas Hoult and The Twilight Saga’s Kristen Stewart.

The pair are seemingly about to embrace each other against a wall of glowing blue light, before they escape their surroundings in order to survive. A traditionally scripted sci-fi film is set in the future, where all emotions have been eliminated, although a viral disease can cause them to return. The victims of Switched-On-Syndrom are then sent away and never heard from again.

Moon screenwriter Nathan Parker penned the script. Also in the terrific cast are Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver Kate Lyn Sheil and Toby Huss and it opens in theaters sometime next year.

Hit the jump to check out Silas (Hoult) who becomes infected, and realizes Nia (Stewart) has emotions too, but is able to hide them. Um, that sounds very The Giver-esque.

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