Formerly titled “I’m.mortal” then “Now” before settling on “In Time,” director Andrew Niccol has stepped behind the camera again for the time in six years, returning to the sci-fi genre that served him so well the first time out with “Gattaca.” And he’s got a helluva story to tell.
Starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde, Cillian Murphy, Vincent Kartheiser and Collins Pennie, the film is set in a world where time has become a currency with the rich achieving immortality and never aging past 25. Accused of murder, Will Salas (Timberlake) has to go on the run and takes a hostage (Seyfried) with him until he can figure out how to clear his name, all while trying to bank the minutes he needs to stay alive. In an interesting twist, Wilde will play Will’s mother despite being four years younger than Timberlake (remember, no one ages past 25) with Kartheiser playing Seyfried’s Dad. Meanwhile, Murphy will play a law enforcer known as a “timekeeper” with Pennie, as his right hand man. Sounds like a pretty nifty little genre piece.
The first look images from the film are solid, and if anything, reveal that this future world is not so different from ours. The film hits on October 28th and with Comic-Con coming up, a trailer is expected to arrive by the end of the week. [via RopeOfSilicon]