Ethan Hawke's twisty time-travel flick Predestination gets new trailer, release date

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Sep 24, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT (Updated)

We heard about a cool new Ethan Hawke time-travel film a few months ago — and now the Looper-esque action flick Predestination finally has a release date.

The film is basically Looper meets TimeCop with a gritty, 1970s twist. It focuses on Hawke’s temporal agent, who is sent back in time to stop future killers from committing crimes. One such case sends him to 1970s New York to avert a bombing while facing off with an old enemy. The world-building seems impressive, and this definitely could be an interesting spin on the old time-travel genre.

The film has been on the lookout for a U.S. distributor for months, and Sony's offshoot distribution company, Stage 6, has finally snagged the rights. Mark your calendars now: Predestination will open Jan. 9, 2015. The film has already opened in New Zealand and Australia (plus the festival circuit) to decent reviews.

If you need a bit more help on the plot, check out the synopsis below:

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”…

Along with the U.S. opening date, the studio has also dropped a trippy new trailer to promote the domestic release.

What do you think? Will you check this one out early next year?

(Via Rope of Silicon)

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