Just over a week ago, 20th Century Fox dispatched Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and writer/director Andrew “Gattaca” Niccol to Comic-Con to talk up their new sci-fi drama thriller In Time. You’ve likely already read our panel report from the day and watched the footage from the press conference. Well, now the full trailer for the film is online over at Apple.
In Time is set in an alternate near future, a world where mankind has cracked the idea of aging. Everyone ages until 25, whereupon they stop. But there’s a catch! In this universe, time is literally money and unless you’re one of the rich types who have banked years of life and can waft about in luxury (albeit bored and constantly paranoid about injury or illness), you have to work to stay alive.
Justin Timberlake’s Will Salas is in the latter category, surviving day to day until he meets Henry Hamilton (Matthew Bomer). Despite his wealth, Henry is sick of living (he’s 105 years old) and sneakily gives Salas the majority of his time before waiting to die. But Will’s troubles are just beginning as he’s accused of killing Henry by the obsessive lawmen, the Timekeepers. On the run, Will takes rich girl Sylvia Weis (Amanda Seyfried) hostage and they soon learn a little something about how society really works…
We’re hopeful that Niccol’s return to the sort of intriguing sci-fi idea he tapped so well before can help lift his career out of the post-Lord of War doldrums. Take a look at the trailer and let us know your thoughts.
If you’re keeping a watch on the release clock, In Time arrives on November 1.