The cast and filmmakers behind the new dystopian thriller Hotel Artemis gathered for the film's world premiere this past weekend in Hollywood.
Written and directed by Drew Pearce (Iron Man Three), Hotel Artemis is set in the year 2028, when water is in short supply, law enforcement brutality has reached an all-time high and riots are wracking the streets of a drought-and-violence battered Los Angeles.
Naturally, there's a major criminal underworld that's active in the city as well, led by the Wolf King (Jeff Goldblum), who has gone as far as funding a hospital where gangsters, assassins and other unsavory types — who must all qualify and be members, of course — can get treated in a no-kill safe zone.
The medical facility, located at the top of the title structure (a relic from the 1920s in downtown L.A.), is run by the Nurse (Jodie Foster) and her assistant Everest (Dave Bautista), who have both seen it all but are not prepared for the night that unfolds ahead of them.
In interviews with SYFY WIRE on the red carpet ahead of the premiere, Hotel Artemis cast members and best friends Sterling K. Brown (This is Us) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) talk about playing brothers in crime, while Dave Bautista (Avengers: Infinity War) and Ramses Jimenez (Fear the Walking Dead) express their awe for Jodie Foster.
Foster herself speculates on the chances of a sequel, while she and the others all choose which pieces of the film's futuristic technology they'd like to see become real in the next decade.
Hotel Artemis opens in theaters on June 8.