Filming commences in August…

Aussie star Guy Pearce, who will next be seen heading up the cast of David Michôd’s ‘The Rover,’ has closed a deal to reunite with his ‘Breath In’ helmer Drake Doremus for the futuristic indie ‘Equals.’

Starring Kristen Stewart (‘The Twilight Saga’) and Nicholas Hoult (‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past,’ ‘Warm Bodies’), the love story takes place in a society where there is no greed, no poverty, no violence, and no emotion. But a new disease is threatening everyone: SOS, or Switched-On-Syndrome, activating depression, sensitivity, fear, love — and once a person is overtaken, they are sent away and never seen again.

Producers include Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Ann Ruark alongside Route One’s Jay Stern and Chip Diggins. Mike Pruss, Lee Jea Woo, Choi Pyung Ho and Russell Levine are on board as executive producers.

An August start is scheduled with filming to take place in Japan and Singapore.