Alex Proyas’ Knowing Trailer Starring Nicolas Cage

I have to admit, if this movie wasn’t directed by Alex Proyas (Dark City, The Crow, I, Robot), I’m not sure that I’d give it a second glance. However, since it is directed by Alex Proyas, I’m desperately holding out hope that it will be something cool, and a return to form of sorts in spite of what we’re being shown here.

The first trailer for his upcoming thriller Knowing has hit the web, and my first reaction is that it feels like a second rate M. Night Shyamalan flick. Take the fact that it stars Nicolas Cage and his now trademark greasy hairdo, and it also reminds me a bit of Next. But the story has something to do with numbers that can predict the future, so throw in a little bit of Joel Schumacher’s The Number 23 as well. Mix it up all up in a blender and what do you have? Well, I guess we’ll have to wait until March 20th, 2009 to find out, but it could probably go either way. Check out the trailer below and see what you think.



  • swarez

    March 2009? Damn that’s a long way from now.
    Trailer looks interesting, seen this type of story plenty of times but Cage doesn’t get on my nerves as much as usual in this trailer so I might check it out. Plus it’s Proyas so it’s at least worth that.

  • Yeah– it seem the consensus is that Proyas deserves at least a chance. His previous work has been pretty damn good. I’ll check this out.

  • Ryan M.

    The plot does seem very Shyama-esque : ) but the trailer looks interesting enough. I thought I, Robot could have been alot better but none of Proyas’ other films left me with any complaints.

    Nicolas Cage has some shit to make up for if I’m gonna start liking his performances again though.

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  • I agree with the other posters here in that the trailer looks decent and I’ve liked Proyas’ other films.

  • Isn’t this just The Number 23 with Jim Carrey combined with that TV show The Early Edition about the guy who got the newspaper a day early and tried to save people from accidents he read about? The premise here sounds kind of neat, but the idea behind where the numbers came from throws the switch into “lame” territory for me. Plus, Nicolas Cage really REALLY needs to be tied to chair in someone’s basement for a few years. I’m getting so damn tired of this guy and his ABSOLUTELY FUCKING HORRIBLE “acting”.

  • Jason

    Proyas is a great director but I’m not too excited about Cage, however, he can be passable at times. I don’t what it is but it seems like one company is doing all these trailers and they’re all the same thing complete with the same cliches and everything. A little originality doesn’t hurt.