In this forthcoming sci-fi thriller directed by Andrew Niccol and starrring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, in the future the time is money principle is taken a step further and money has been replaced by time as a measure of wealth. We stop aging at 25 and if you want to live you need to earn your every minute. The richest can live for ever, while the poor die young . Sounds like an interesting premise and Andrew Niccol goes back to the dystopian Sci-Fi world which he showed considerably vision for in Gattaca (1997). Check out the sizzel reel from Comic- con which is essentially an extented trailer and some of our thoughts below!
What’s really interesting to see here is Justin Timberlake taking on an action heavy role. JT’ is actually a pretty good actor and I don’t think he gets the credit he deserces. He’s been constantly looking out for challenging roles and he was pretty great in Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan. And if anyone has seen Bad Teacher and the SNL’ shorts like Jizz in my pants and Dick in a Box, you know he’s pretty hilarious too. But here he is taking on Jason Bourne types of preportions and who knew before Matt Damon took on the that role that he would become one of the most reliable action stars around?
How freaky is that scene with the daugther and the mom?
The rest of the cast is pretty strong too with Amanda Seyfried (we like her), Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Cillian Murphy and Matt Bomer ( Bruce from Chuck!) and except S1mOne, I dont feel Andrew Niccol has ever made a bad movie. If this even makes the type of money Limitless made this year, I am sure everyone will be happy.
Do you think JT can pull this off? Let us know in the comment section below!