What would you do if your body stopped aging at 25… then you had an extra year and could live eternally forever?…The only thing, is that you have to buy your time to live… and if you don’t do so, you can die tomorrow!! This is where director Andrew Niccol‘s newest Sci-Fi film In Time starts off. He already showed us a world in the future with perfect bodies in Gattaca.
In Time’s trailer was just released and it presents 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, played by Justin Timberlake, is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage -played by Amanda Seyfried. Living minute to minute, the duo’s love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system and against time. It’s actually a very clever social commentary on the world we live today where the rich are set for life, but the poor are literally screwed!
Other 25 year-olds to look out for in the film are Olivia Wilde, Cillian Murphy, Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory), and Alex Pettyfer.
Niccol is a filmmaker with an amazingly unique vision and imagination of what the future beholds for our children’s great-grandchildren. Niccol’s films seem to focus on the concept of the fountain of youth that according to Justin Timberlake, is a subject we all seem to be obsessed with. Gattaca is a huge film fave amongst film buffs and will sure get Niccol‘s fans running to theaters when In Time is released this fall.
Another reason to theaters is to see Timberlake in his first leading role. Although some may think he should stick to singing, others are really excited to see him rise as a Triple Threat star. Love him or hate him, Justin Timberlakeseems destined to become a major league Hollywood player, and an A-list actor in the likes of the Will Smith‘s rise from rap star to movie star.
What’s certain is that the ex-Nsync’er has payed his dues, and appeared in several films where he was actually pretty good. So good, in fact, that now he has his own leading role in a 100 million dollar budget film! After his success with The Social Network, it appears that he might have landed the role to put him on the map of Hollywood superstars.
So whether it be for Justin‘s leading man debut or to catch another glimpse of Niccol‘s wild imagination, this might be a good flick to put on your must watch list.
By Larry Yepez Jr.