It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Predestination, the time travel project that reteams Ethan Hawke with his Daybreakers directors The Spierig Brothers. The last update we got was that Hawke had finished the film about a year ago, then nothing. Then today we suddenly get a trailer for the film based on the 1959 Robert Heinlein short story “All You Zombies.”
And that trailer looks pretty cool. It definitely seems like it mixes elements of Minority Report with elements of Looper, though the dating of its source material should clear up any claims of aping the latter. Sarah Snook looks like she’s being put to unique use as well, with a remarkable transformation at the trailer’s halfway point. My only real concern here is that they’re showing too much. Sony will be distributing the film in the U.S. but a release date hasn’t been announced at the moment. Hit the jump for the Predestination trailer.
Per Empire, here’s the official synopsis:
In mid-’70s New York, a man in a fedora slips into an office building’s boiler room, carrying a mysterious briefcase. He uncovers a bomb, and is attacked while struggling to deactivate it. He succeeds — almost. Horribly disfigured, he’s transported to his agency’s headquarters where he receives a new face. He’s a temporal agent, traveling back and forth through time, altering history, and his assignment — thwart the mass murder perpetrated by the so-called ‘Fizzle Bomber’ — continues. New face, new place. Now he’s undercover as a bartender. He falls into conversation with a tough yet androgynous customer. There’s something off about the guy, who offers to enlighten the agent with ‘the best story you ever heard’.
What do you guys think? Is this something you’ll be lining up for? Or have you had it with time travel science fiction?