Boromir Chats Up Equilibrium

Last Update: 22 November 2002

Boromir Chats Up Equilibrium
October 31, 2002
Film Force

Sean Bean talks about his other upcoming genre flick.

October 30, 2001 - British thesp Sean Bean (soon to be seen as Boromir in The Fellowship of the Ring) recently chatted with Sci Fi Wire about his other forthcoming genre flick, Dimension Films' Equilibrium. In that film, scripted and directed by Sphere's Kurt Wimmer, Bean plays Partridge, Christian Bale's cop partner. "It's set in the future, where these thought police (operate) and a very sterile society has developed where everybody is told what to think and is very reliant on (the government-mandated naroctic) Librium as a way of life," Bean explained to Sci Fi Wire. "Everyone is very controlled and there's no real room for anything spiritual or for any passion or anything anymore. Everything is working very well, like clockwork, but it's a very empty world."

Bean reveals that Partridge "is very good at his work, which is keeping people in order. But (he) can't get away from what the world used to be. You're not allowed to read poetry. You're not allowed to look at art. He just can't cope with it anymore. He harkens back to the old days, when people were people were people, and he can't stand what's going on, what's happening to society. It's very 1984. There are resonances of that. It should be very interesting."

Equilibrium opens sometime in 2002. Its cast also includes William Fichtner, Taye Diggs, Emily Watson and Angus MacFadyen.

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