Michelle Yeoh is everything everywhere all at once in this new picture directed by the Daniels combo, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who also helmed the ludicrous Swiss Army Man starring another Daniel: Daniel Radcliffe. That video below is jam-packed with breathtaking sights, strange quirks, and sequences that leave you giddy with anticipation for the film, which fans can see for the first time at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
The film festival’s opening ceremony feature, Everything Everywhere All at Once, will be shown on March 11 before its general release on March 25. It’s tough to predict if a film will be a timeless masterpiece based on its trailer alone, but with these directors, this cast, and this tale, it clearly has all of that potential and much more.
She’s been catapulted into another realm – via a gliding office chair — and the lens through which we’re observing her has cracked, leaving her face mirrored in countless shards. She has arrived in the multiverse and is welcomed by her alternate reality spouse, who informs her that she must stop a “great evil” from spreading over all parallel universes. Fortunately for Yeoh, she has direct connections to all of the various versions of herself, giving her the talents and remembrances of each one, whether it’s kick-ass combat, sign spinning, or functioning as a professional chef.
Michelle Yeoh stars as a woman who just wants to complete her taxes, but she gets sucked into a universe-hopping sci-fi odyssey in which she is the only one who can save the planet from impending doom by combining the capabilities and impulses of all versions of herself across limitless realities. Michelle Yeoh is a brilliant cook, a martial arts expert, an opera vocalist, and even an… animated Michelle Yeoh, to name a few.