The Adjustment Bureau Trailer Starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt


Whenever I hear about a new movie coming out that is based on a Philip K. Dick story, I get a little bit excited. But then I have to remind myself that for every Blade Runner or Total Recall that comes out, there is also a corresponding Next or Paycheck. Sometimes it’s just a roll of the dice, and in this case, the upcoming thriller The Adjustment Bureau is from first-time director George Nolfi, so it’s hard to predict how it will turn out. The story is about a politician (played by Matt Damon) who meets a beautiful woman (Emily Blunt), only to have a mysterious group of men intervene to keep them from falling in love in order to preserve their predetermined fates.

The movie was originally supposed to be released in the summer which seemed like a strong indicator that it would be a sci-fi action flick, but then it was pushed back to September. Now that the first trailer has arrived over on Yahoo!, it’s clear why the release date was probably shifted: the movie appears to be primarily a metaphysical drama / love story, which relies more on script and performances than special effects. It does give off vague echoes of The Box or Dark City, but probably just because the mysterious men wear hats. The Adjustment Bureau hits theatres on September 17th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

  • I wonder what Reed thinks of this?

  • Mike

    yup…this looks awesome

  • Darksiders

    Evil Mad Men. They wear hats and trench coats…they must work for an evil organization.

  • Jack

    Lets not forget “A Scanner Darkly” it was also a first rate adaptation of a PKD story. I also liked “Screamers” but I am sure I will get monkey shit thrown on me for that.

  • This looks pretty good- I’m excited to see Matt and Emily together. She’s a great actress and this looks much different than what we’ve seen her in previously.

  • Wonder no more, Ethan. This movie currently reminds me of Fringe in regards to mysterious people and preserving reality.

    I’m usually disappointed by Philip K. Dick movies, even Blade Runner. Actually, I’m not a fan of Dick’s writing style, but his plots are interesting.

    I always enjoy plots where the protagonist must sacrifice his personal needs for the greater good. Or give up his love in order for the well-being or happiness of another. The problem for me nowadays is that these movies don’t add anything new to surprise me.

  • Marc

    Is it just me or does the music used in this clip sound like a toned down version of the instrumental piece from the Inception trailer?

  • Marc

    Correction, this only pertains to the first half of the trailer. The rest of it id from the masterful John Murphy. It seems like you can put that Sunshine score to anything to make it seem more badass and dramatic.