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.