Owen Wilson and Salma Hayek have just begun production on a science fiction drama that is going to have you on the edge of your seats. The two actors are playing complex, realistic, relatable characters in a thrilling world.
Owen Wilson plays a recently divorced man, Greg, whose life is falling apart. When he meets Isabel (Salma Hayek), everything changes — including the way he thinks.
Isabel, who lives on the streets, is convinced that the polluted, broken world around them is not real. She believes they are living in an ugly, harsh simulation inside of a beautiful, peaceful world of bliss.
At first, Greg is skeptical of everything she’s been saying, but he grows to realize her conspiracy theory may have some truth.
Bliss is written and directed by Mike Cahill, who is most known for Another Earth and I Origins. Both films won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the Sundance Film Festival where they premiered. He also directed the pilots of The Magicians, The Path, and Rise.
Of course, you know Owen Wilson from Marley & Me, Night At
The Museum, and Meet The Fockers. You know Salma Hayek from The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Hummingbird Project, and How to be a Latin
Even though there haven’t been too many details released about this upcoming hit yet, if you enjoyed any of the productions listed below, you’re going to want to watch Bliss:
1. The Matrix
The Matrix is about a computer programmer and hacker who questions his reality. When he discovers everyone on the planet has been living in an artificial reality controlled by machines, he rebels.
Just like The Matrix, Bliss is going to be dealing with characters who question whether the world around them exactly what it seems — or whether they have been oblivious for most of their lives.
2. Good Omens
Bliss is being produced by Amazon Studios — just like Good Omens, the adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s famous novel. Good Omens has been a major hit because Amazon isn’t afraid to try new things, to go out on a limb.
As Cahill himself has said: “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.”
Inception was a blockbuster hit about dream-sharing technology. The main character stole valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable.
Even though Bliss deals with a completely different concept, the two science fiction dramas have one important thing in common. They’re both high-concept ideas told in a deeply soulful way that will resonate with audiences.
4. Black Mirror
Black Mirror explores a “twisted, high-tech world where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.”
It’s a misconception that science fiction only deals with outer space. Shows like Black Mirror and Bliss don’t revolve around astronauts and nuclear physicists. They revolve around average people, just like you. And that makes them even scarier to watch.
Make sure you keep an eye out for Bliss because you won’t want to miss it as soon as it’s released.