Universal has released the first trailer for director George Nolfi’s thriller The Adjustment Bureau. While this might be Nolfi’s first time in the director’s chair, he’s written Oceans Twelve, Timeline, and The Bourne Ultimatum, so he clearly knows his way around a movie set and how to tell a story.
Starring Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly and Terence Stamp, The Adjustment Bureau is based on the Short Story “The Adjustment Team” by Philip K. Dick (Total Recall, Minority Report, Blade Runner). The film is about whether or not we control our destiny, or do unseen forces manipulate us.
If you’re a fan of sci-fi, Matt Damon, or Philip K. Dick, you’re going to like the look of this trailer. Hit the jump to take a look:
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.
On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)—a woman like none he’s ever known. But just as he realizes he’s falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.
David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself—the men of The Adjustment Bureau—who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path…or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.
The Adjustment Bureau is written for the screen and directed by George Nolfi (writer of Ocean’s Twelve, co-writer of The Bourne Ultimatum). It is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (“Total Recall,” “Minority Report” and “Blade Runner”).
Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly and Terence Stamp
Directed by: George Nolfi
Screenplay by: George Nolfi
Based Upon the Short Story “The Adjustment Team” by: Philip K. Dick
Produced by: Chris Moore, Michael Hackett, George Nolfi, Bill Carraro
Executive Producer: Jonathan Gordon