Okay, so I made fun of Doug Liman’s amazing ability to promote himself, but there’s no doubt about it — the guy knows how to do action movies, and after you’ve seen the trailer for his latest, the sci-fi/fantasy flick “Jumper”, I think you’ll agree. It actually looks a lot cooler than I thought it would, at least from reading the synopsis of the original novels by Steven Gould. Either Liman and co-writer David Goyer has completey reworked Gould’s original novel, or that book was a lot darker than I thought it was. Plus, you really, really don’t want to get on Samuel L. Jackson’s back side, especially when he has a metal rod thingie in his hand. Head down below to see the trailer.
A genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere. He discovers this gift has existed for centuries and finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between “Jumpers” and those who have sworn to kill them.
Starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Diane Lane, Katie Boland, and directed by Doug Liman.
Get jumped February 15th, 2008.
A better version of the trailer can be seen at the film’s official site.