After a nice turn as Inception’s (arguably?) intended target, Cillian Murphy is headed back to his villainous roots in Andrew Niccol’s (Gattaca) next science fiction film, I’m.mortal. Murphy is reported to be in final negotiations to play an officer in a corrupt police force called “Timekeepers”.
I’m.mortal takes place in a future Logan’s Run-ish world where each person’s aging gene is turned off at 25. Time is the new currency and the way to control population. Rich people can live forever, but the poor must bargain and bank time to continue their lives. In an odd bit of casting, Justin Timberlake plays a poor man who suddenly receives a wealth of time and becomes the target of a murder investigation. He kidnaps a beautiful heiress (Amanda Seyfried) and goes on the run with the Timekeepers in hot pursuit.
While the premise is interesting Justin Timberlake is not, so the addition of Murphy could bring this up a level. His character is described as “precise as the time he keeps” (I’m picturing a sharp uniform, nightstick tapping his hand…oh yes,
put pull me over, Officer.) But obviously, what matters here is the pretty. Really, what good would any of this be without it?