Niccol's In Time trailer arrives
The trailer for Andrew Niccol's science fiction film In Time has arrived and it looks really good, grabbing you with the concept from really early on, I'm impressed and it looks like it could be an exciting film.
There's an interesting cast to go along with the film too, Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer and Cillian Murphy, not to mention that it's written and directed by Andrew Niccol who you can credit with Gattaca and The Truman Show, as well as the upcoming remake of The Host (Filmstalker review).
Here's a couple of blurbs for In Time which will explain everything you need to know. The first...
Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich "earn" decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system.
...and the second...
In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying. He ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as 'time keepers'
What surprised me the most is how easily I was drawn into the story, after reading about it in the early days I was unsure how this was going to turn out and if they'd be able to pull it off, but judging by the trailer that's not been a problem at all.
What do you think?