We heard about a cool new Ethan Hawke time-travel film a few months ago â 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 Hawkeâs 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-â70s New York, a man in a fedora slips into an office buildingâs boiler room, carrying a mysterious briefcase. He uncovers a bomb, and is attacked while struggling to deactivate it. He succeeds â almost. Horribly disfigured, heâs transported to his agencyâs headquarters where he receives a new face. Heâs a temporal agent, traveling back and forth through time, altering history, and his assignment â thwart the mass murder perpetrated by the so-called âFizzle Bomberâ â continues. New face, new place. Now heâs undercover as a bartender. He falls into conversation with a tough yet androgynous customer. Thereâs something off about the guy, who offers to enlighten the agent with âthe best story you ever heardââ¦
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)