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First look at the sleeper hit of 2009

17 October 2008  |  Written by James Dyer  

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We've been raving about Push since director Paul McGuigan unveiled the very first clips at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, but you need take our word for it no longer - the first trailer for the film has now arrived.

A concept that can be glibly described as X-Men with psychics, the film revolves around people with an array of incredible  powers, which can rather handily be summed up by single verbs. Movers are telekinetic, able to move things with their will alone. Watchers see images of the future and the titular Pushers are able to bend you to their will and place thoughts and impulses into your mind. The film sees Mover Nick Gant (Chris Evans) and Watcher Cassie Holmes (Dakota Fanning) team up to save a young but powerful psychic from the evil machinations of Division, a shady government agency.

Of course, it's probably easier for you to find all this out for yourselves so click below to see the first ever look at the Push trailer below. And when you're done, click to see our full Push trailer breakdown with walkthrough from director Paul McGuigan, so you don't miss a second of the action.

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And while you're here, we also have some brand new images from the movie for you to enjoy. Click the thumbnails below to view.



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Your Comments

Interested
Looks pretty cool to me. I really like Slevin and as someone mentioned before, I think Chris Evans is underrated. He was great in Cellular and was the best thing in the FF films. Dakota is a fine actress and it will be interesting to see her in a more adult roll. Ok so the subject matter is hardly new but I reckon it will make a great evening at the cinema. I'll be there! More

Posted by sk1llgannon at 11:48 on 09 January 2009 | Report This Post

I like it.
Ok - people with super abilities being tracked by the government to make into weapons. It HAS been done before. But both these main actors are great (Chris Evans is incredibly underated - See Sunshine for a fantastic performance), the story is just as interesting as other "comic-book" type films, and the effects look great. and for the record, I like Slevin a lot. Bruce Willis looks mint with a 'tash. More

Posted by captainamazing at 15:32 on 20 October 2008 | Report This Post

I like it.
Ok - people with super abilities being tracked by the government to make into weapons. It HAS been done before. But both these main actors are great (Chris Evans is incredibly underated - See Sunshine for a fantastic performance), the story is just as interesting as other "comic-book" type films, and the effects look great. and for the record, I like Slevin a lot. Bruce Willis looks mint with a 'tash. More

Posted by captainamazing at 15:17 on 20 October 2008 | Report This Post

Nothing new...
... move along please. More

Posted by asw at 10:55 on 20 October 2008 | Report This Post

Oh and McGuigan's track record is arse. (Lucky Number Slevin, Wicker Park, Gangster No1...... meh More

Posted by Flaygor at 23:36 on 19 October 2008 | Report This Post

Sleeper hit...
No chance. Will sink virtually without a trace. Looks crap. More

Posted by Flaygor at 23:33 on 19 October 2008 | Report This Post

Acting?!
Dakota Fanning seems to have been taking lessons at the 'Ellen Page School of Sounding Bored' More

Posted by will1000 at 20:51 on 19 October 2008 | Report This Post

Cheesy? How's this look cheesy, it looks cool, so what if it's kinda like Heroes, Jumper or X-Men. We've seen it all before?? There's so many fuckin films that been done before, it doesn't mean it's goin to be shit. More

Posted by GazEmpire83 at 18:20 on 19 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Uninterested
It all looks and sounds rediculously generic, like a few have said, it's the type of thing we've seen a million times before. BUT, I do like Chris Evans, I find him particularly charasmatic and likeable as an actor, and the trailer did pick up at the end, some of the action scenes looked pretty cool. I think it's basically going to be 2009's Jumper. Just a common or garden, brain dead action flick, padded out with some philosophical mumbo jumbo. The director sounds as bad as that Ti More

Posted by captainrentboy at 15:29 on 19 October 2008 | Report This Post

Uninterested
for me, I found this trailer to be dull and unexciting. It seems like a mix of Jumper, star wars and the matrix. Acting also looks pretty bad. More

Posted by Ricorodrigeuz at 15:05 on 19 October 2008 | Report This Post

Simply
Haven't we seen all this before? More

Posted by stevos at 01:59 on 19 October 2008 | Report This Post

I think this looks great! I agree with you, Funk_Knight, but even when something arrives late, it can use what's gone before to improve. It's definitely on Heroes turf, but the season 3 is just more of the same decline. Wanted was trying too hard and The Matrix, well, I always thought it was good, but overrated. Empire calls this a sleeper and if it stays low profile, but could turn out to be very good indeed. Yes, it looks cheesy but when was that a bad thing with a story like this? Heroes coul More

Posted by Najemikon at 14:30 on 18 October 2008 | Report This Post

Just to add to my last comment
I feel really sorry for the writer director if he created this years ago and during that time Jumper, Wanted and Heroes have stolen his thunder. Unfortunately an original idea can be lost if you don't have immediate access to the film industry. I don't know if that is the case, but if it is.... ouch! More

Posted by Funk_Knight at 11:38 on 18 October 2008 | Report This Post

Fashion
Hmm - I like to give every film a chance before dismissing it, but I do find this hard to get excited over. We have seen the basic premise far too many times now - especially with Heroes. Matrix, Jumper, and of course X-Men. Still haven't dismissed it - but this is not original by far, I started feeling the strain with Wanted to be honest. A good film is still a good film, and I think I might end up seeing it, but as for the write up seems contrary to the trailer. More

Posted by Funk_Knight at 11:33 on 18 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: meh
Sci-fi light/comicbook premise, cribbing off Heros: check! Pusedo-philosophical posturing, cribbed from Matrix: check! Shady government agency with ridiculous name (cribbing off...ing ever gone before): Sound Off like you gotta pair! Stage is set for lashings of CGI and silly gunfights: OHHHH YEAHHH! Bet this movie wont have Morgan Freeman saying motherfucker, though. Yawn. More

Posted by rupert303 at 11:16 on 18 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: meh
uote] L: charlesmoonshrub dunno why empire is raving about this or why some people are showing such faith in it. doesn't look like anything special- sort of thing you'd sit through if it was on, but we've seen it all before. goofy premise, lots of sfx, terrible dialogue, completely devoid of characterisation... i wonder if the crunch will affect the production of these big budget so 'n' so's. be interesting to see orses for courses my friend, horses for courses. More

Posted by morg1138 at 10:50 on 18 October 2008 | Report This Post

meh
dunno why empire is raving about this or why some people are showing such faith in it. doesn't look like anything special- sort of thing you'd sit through if it was on, but we've seen it all before. goofy premise, lots of sfx, terrible dialogue, completely devoid of characterisation... i wonder if the crunch will affect the production of these big budget so 'n' so's. be interesting to see More

Posted by charlesmoonshrub at 10:41 on 18 October 2008 | Report This Post

What the hell is wrong with you Empire? This looks rubbish - Cheesy, naff and unintelligent. More

Posted by martindean1981 at 10:40 on 18 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE:
L: britesparc Well the action looks suitably fantastic, but the plot does feel a bit Heroes/X-Men/Wanted/Jumper derivative. Hopefully it'll be a cracker, certainly got the cast to back it up. sp; I agree, but it looks like Chris Evans is going to get typecast as a super person. How old is Dakota Fanning? More

Posted by kinge247 at 10:18 on 18 October 2008 | Report This Post

this trailer is also on apple trailers as well http://www.apple.com/trailers/independent/push/ More

Posted by gman1050 at 09:16 on 18 October 2008 | Report This Post

One thing...
Ooops... repost. More

Posted by sonofliberty1 at 22:11 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

One thing...
...The fact that you're already predicting this as any sort of hit kind of negates the whole 'sleeper' aspect. Can't be a sleeper if you see it coming. More

Posted by sonofliberty1 at 22:07 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

Still looking good
Loved the Movie-Con footage, except the sound of the screamer things, ouchies, but that trailer makes it look even better. More

Posted by Ethanial at 21:28 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

This is what Jumper should have been like.
And the first two series of Heroes (this third is getting quite good - although it still as 'The Worst Actress in THE WORLD' Ali Larter in it. This looks like a perfect blend of Heroes and Jumper - and Djimon is just as cool as Sam Jackson. More

Posted by Taz69 at 20:31 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

looking pretty good to me
Like the looks of this, Fanning is always great to watch even when she plays an annoying little brat, agree we've seen this all before but it's the new generation of action film i think, instead of having guns that dont run out of ammo and guys and girls that keep going even after being shot, make em super, it just open the door all the way and starts to climb the stairs. More

Posted by take1 at 19:18 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

It looks like a pretty decent film. Chris Evans is always a nice charismatic actor and looks like he provides a nice characterisation here. Fanning as she has grown somewhat comes across as less creepy. More

Posted by sanchia at 19:05 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

seen it all before..
hmm jus seen the trailer..not too impressed im afraid, very very Heroes like as mentioned by others, almost a transition to the big screen.. Lets hope the storyline, sci fi effects, the location in HK with Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning can save this film from being another people with powers clone of a movie going down the drain?? More

Posted by moo.v.buff at 18:25 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Heroes Anyone?
I really lost faith in Heroes after season 1 and this looks like a good replacement.  Count me in. More

Posted by morg1138 at 17:55 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Heroes Anyone?
Yep, looks like the TV show "Heroes" (which I love). I just hope it is better than the film "Jumper" (disappointing). More

Posted by Makman at 17:31 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

"...but there's a secret organization..!"
Oh no, really? Watching this trailer felt like a long deja vu, in mu opinion.. More

Posted by Mikkel Drewsen at 17:22 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Awesomeness
action looks real good, voice over was pretty annoying though... Anyway i love the fact that smoking and drinking are just as bad as violence these days More

Posted by richCie at 17:19 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

Awesomeness
This looks incredible. I quite like Chris Evans, and I think Dakota Fanning is great. But it's the action that is particularly enticing. It just looks brilliant. Then again, I said that about Jumper :$ More

Posted by swordsandsandals at 17:12 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

Well the action looks suitably fantastic, but the plot does feel a bit Heroes/X-Men/Wanted/Jumper derivative. Hopefully it'll be a cracker, certainly got the cast to back it up. More

Posted by britesparc at 16:51 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

Heroes Anyone?
Looks ok but haven't they just copied all the powers from the likes of X-Men and Heroes? More

Posted by willhanlan at 16:49 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

Doesn't look half bad. I was excited about McGuigan after Gangster No.1, but everything that came after it was a disappointment. I really hope Push allows him to flex his visual muscles once again. And a proper screenplay wouldn't go amiss, either. More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 16:43 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

The movie Jumper should have been?
Similar concept (replace teleportation with telekenesis etc) but looks very much cooler. The HK location looks great, as does the cast (anything with Djimon Hounsou in it gets my vote). Colour me excited... More

Posted by Blunderbuss at 16:15 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

hmm I swear ive seen this film about twenty times in the past five years... More

Posted by rabbitportal at 16:13 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

Freakin' Awesome!
This looks so good! I've always been a huge fan of Dakota Fanning and she looks really good in this film (as always). Can't wait to see it! More

Posted by Bubbles De Vere at 16:03 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

One giant 'Meh' from me. More

Posted by darko18 at 16:03 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

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