Gattica director Andrew Niccol likes his science fiction sleek and pretty; after having tempted us with Jude Law, Ethan Hawke (who used to be prettier) and Uma Thurman, he’s going full on sexy with Cillian Murphy, Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake. JT has proven himself to be a decent actor and one with great comedic ability, evidenced by his “SNL” appearances. The only serious films I’ve seen him in are The Social Network and Alpha Dogs, so I’m curious to see how he does in this, with what is essentially a lead role.
The premise of the In Time (previously titled I’m.mortal) is that in some future world, time has replaced money as currency and in conjunction with that concept, people start out with only 26 years of life. You age to 25 and then have one year left on your clock—if it runs down, you die. If somehow a person can get more time, he can live on. There are time rich people who live lives of luxury and poor people who have to bargain and trade to add to their lives. Will Salas (Timberlake) gets lucky with an unexpected influx of time, rousing the attention of a “Timekeeper” (Murphy) who seems to have authority over how time is doled out. Salas ends up falsely accused of murder (a setup), so he naturally grabs the prettiest chick nearby (Seyfried) and goes on the lam with the time cops hot on his trail.
Here’s the in-depth trailer which was just screened at Comic-Con:
And tell me I’m not the only one who thought it was cool to see Johnny Galecki? In Time also stars Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer, Vincent Kartheiser and Elena Satine; the film will be released October 28, 2011.