It’s set to open in a limited theatrical release in a month, but this is my introduction to it – as in, it’s not a film I was aware of until today.
But I love *discovering* new projects, especially when it’s a genre of cinema that I love.
Titled "Reversion," and categorized as a sci-fi/thriller, the film stars Aja Naomi King ("How to Get Away with Murder") as Sophie Clé, "a delighted user of the Oubli, a wisp of high-tech jewelry that wraps behind the ear and uses neuroscience to help its users experience their most joyful memories as if they were happening for the first time. In addition to being the head of marketing for the company that makes this revolutionary memory-enhancing wearable device, she is also the daughter of its inventor, Jack Clé (Colm Feore). Sophie’s most joyful memory is the last day she saw her mother alive, fifteen years earlier. But on the eve of the Oubli’s worldwide launch, a stranger named Isa (Jeanette Samano) kidnaps Sophie, setting off a chain of events that remind us all, you can’t escape what you can’t forget."
The film is directed by Jose Nestor Marquez (his second feature film directorial effort) from a script he co-wrote with Elissa Matsueda.
Gary Dourdan and Jeanette Samano round out the FLUENCY Productions film’s key cast.
An October 9, 2015 theatrical opening is set for New York (Empire 25), Los Angeles (Universal Citywalk) and Chicago, with a national roll-out to follow.
No trailer yet, which is a surprise, considering that the film’s premiere date is less than a month away. But we do have some still images to share, all embedded within this post. I’m sure a trailer will surface shortly, and when that happens, I’ll update this post.