Well, I’m sold. Of course, I’m usually sold on Matt Damon flicks, but the trailer for The Adjustment Bureau pretty much has me hooked. It’s a bit of a change of pace for Damon — a romantically-tinged sci-fi thriller is a new addition to his resume. It’s got a beast of a cast — Damon, the lovely Emily Blunt, The Hurt Locker’s Anthony Mackie, “Mad Men” star John Slattery, and Terence Stamp in full-on creepy motherfucker mode. Directed by first-timer George Nolfi (who wrote the screenplay for The Bourne Ultimatum), it’s based on a Philip K. Dick short story, “Adjustment Team,” albeit loosely so. The synopsis:
Do we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us? Matt Damon stars in the thriller The Adjustment Bureau as a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he’s ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York.
The trailer gives a good bit more than that away, and the story has a bit of a Dark City-ish feel to it (not that that’s a bad thing, mind you). Anyway, see for yourselves and let me know what you think, particularly those of you who have read the story.