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Hey, Andrew Niccol’s “In Time”, have you met George Nolfi’s “The Adjustment Bureau”? Niccol’s “In Time” opens in two weeks, but you wouldn’t know it from the lack of advertising on the tube for the film. Likewise, the film is arriving with almost zero buzz, which bodes poorly for the movie’s first-weekend performance. Which is a shame, because “In Time” is directed by one of the best working sci-fi directors today, and the premise is pretty killer — a future where time is currency. But like “The Adjustment Bureau” before it, I suspect “In Time” will open with a whimper and find an audience later. In any case, check out two new clips from the movie. By the way, are you buying Justin Timberlake as an action hero?
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.
Starring Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Galecki, Matt Bomer, Cillian Murphy, Elena Satine, Vincent Kartheiser, Yaya DaCosta, Ethan Peck, Toby Hemingway, Bella Heathcote and directed by Andrew Niccol.
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