2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert’s Everything Everywhere All at Once
We’ll likely be thanking the tandem known as the Daniels for passing on Deadpool 2 as instead the put their super powers to work on this original screenplay that experienced a bad timing hiccup losing Awkwafina (due to other commitments). Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert are Sundance regulars with 2016 Swiss Army Man (read review), 2019’s The Death of Dick Long (solo outing for Scheinert – see our video interviews) and Omniboat: A Fast Boat Fantasia last year, Everything Everywhere All at Once enlisted Michelle Yeoh, James Hong, Jonathan Ke Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu who replaced Awkwafina. Filming started in January 2020 in Los Angeles and A24 acquired the distribution rights. Sundance programmers will fight for the project, but A24 have several coals in the fire so we might wait well into ’21. Cinematographer Larkin Seiple reteams with the team – he Dp’ed Swiss Army Man.
Gist: This is being described as a sci-fi, inter-dimensional action film and about a 55-year-old Chinese woman trying to finish her taxes.
Production Co./Producers: AGBO’s Anthony and Joe Russo, Daniel Scheinert, Dan Kwan, Jonathan Wang.
Prediction: U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION
U.S. Distributor: A24.