The new indie sci-fi flick Synchronicity is aiming for the sweet spot between genre classics like Primer and Dark City. Want a peek?
The film, which comes from writer-director Jacob Gentry (The Signal), follows a small team that develops a device capable of folding spacetime to create wormholes to travel through time. After tearing a hole through spacetime, the film evolves into a twisty psychological thriller that is described as a “throwback sci-fi noir.” The film featues a cast of relative unknowns, outside of Michael Ironside (Total Recall).
Here’s the official synopsis:
From the creators of The Signal (Sundance 2007) comes SYNCHRONICITY, a mind-bending ‘Sci-fi Noir’ in the tradition of Blade Runner, Gattaca and Memento. Daring physicist Jim Beale has invented a machine that can fold space-time and ruthless corporate tycoon Klaus Meisner will stop at nothing to get it. When Jim uses the machine to tear open the fabric of the universe, a rare Dahlia appears from the future.
But in order to keep the rights to his invention he must prove that it works by finding the flower's identical match in the present. Jim soon discovers that the Dahlia lies in the hands of the mysterious Abby, who seduces him into revealing his secrets. Convinced that she is in league with Klaus to take ownership of his life’s work, Jim travels back in time to stop the conspiracy before it can happen. But once in the past, Jim uncovers a surprising truth about Abby, the machine, and his own uncertain future.
Check out the debut trailer below and let us know what you think:
Synchronicity is set to open in theaters, and hit VOD services, on Jan. 22.