I’ve heard of the movie “Jumper” for a while now, and the premise totally appeals to me. In short, it’s about a kid who learns he can teleport instantaneously everywhere just by thinking about it, which he learns he can do when he teleports away from his abusive father one day. Soon, the NSA gets wind of him and decides to use him for super spy stuff. It’s based on a series of novels by Steven Gould, and stars the bad actor from the Star Wars prequels and the girl from “The OC”. As I read it, the filmmakers are looking at a trilogy (again with the wannabe trilogies!).
A smart kid with a tough family life discovers that he has the ability to teleport. Empowered, he leaves home for NYC. While using his abilities to track the man he blames for the death of his mother years earlier, he draws the attention of both the NSA and a possibly nefarious guy his own age who has the same abilities and enters into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with both.
Starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Diane Lane, Katie Boland, and directed by Doug Liman.
This film will really hit the spot with me. It’s got a great premise, and aside from the casting of the Star Wars prequel guy (urgh), Doug Liman at least has hedged his bets with badass mother Samuel L. Jackson. Plus, Liman has proved that he can do action, so this one should be good.
The film jumps into the theaters February 15th, 2008.
(Thanks to Ramper for sending in the images)