A second look at next March’s The Adjustment Bureau. Now with genuine information!
Our old preview was done at a time when there was so little known about the film that it was about twenty words, and most of them were “Matt Damon” and “Bourne.” This preview will continue the Matt Damon trend, but up the quota of useful information. I am a giving man.
First up, the film is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, who is one of the more prolific science fiction authors of the 20th century. The story delves into the concept of free will and our ability to choose what happens in our life. An up and coming politician meets the woman of his dreams, only to discover that the whole world is controlled by agents of fate, who had never intended for him to meet the woman. It’s a bit like Dark City, in so far as there are men who can change things without our say so.
Anyways, the politician, David Norris (coincidentally the same last name as the only other man who has ever challenged fate and won, Chuck Norris.) As far as I know, the reason for the two to be kept apart is that David is meant to do great things and have a massive impact on the world, which won’t happen if he stays with her. So there’s some ambiguity as to the nature of the agents of fate, as they may have good intentions.
George Nolfi wrote and directed the film. He hasn’t directed anything else, but he did write Ocean’s Twelve, The Sentinel, and The Bourne Ultimatum. Based on the trailer, the film seems to have a cool visual style, while not being overly stylized. So maybe he can direct. At the very least he got Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, and Mad Men’s John Slattery in the film. Oh, and General fricken Zod himself, Terrence Stamp. Cool.
Updated trailer for The Adjustment Bureau – Final 2011 TV Spot
Cast: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie, John Slattery, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Michael Kelly and Terence Stamp
Screenplay by: George Nolfi
Based Upon the Short Story “The Adjustment Team” by: Philip K. Dick
Official Website: http://theadjustmentbureau.com/
Movie Release Date
March 4, 2011.
Who’s In It?
Matt Damon … David Norris
Emily Blunt … Elise Sellas
John Slattery … Richardson
Anthony Mackie … Harry
Terence Stamp … Thompson
Dark City, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall
What’s Good About It?
The trailer looks cool, Philip K. Dick is one of my favorite writers, and it has General ZOD. I kneel before Zod!
What’s Bad About It?
It comes out in March, meaning it isn’t good enough for Oscar season, and I thought it had potentially for a few nominations.
Our Clever Prediction
I see a good box office for this one. It looks cool, Matt Damon is a fairly bankable star, and I see some box office potential.