What if there was a smart pill that could turn you into a super genius overnight? Would you take it, and if so, what would you do with your newfound intellect? In Limitless, Bradley Cooper plays a writer who is struggling to find inspiration, when someone slips him an experimental drug that allows him to use 100% of his brain. It’s the perfect drug for the information age, and it turns him into a “superman” of sorts, making him smarter, faster and more charming. Unfortunately, as you probably guessed, the drug comes with a few side effects as well.
Based on the book The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn, the movie certainly has an intriguing premise, but the question is, where does it go with it? Directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, The Lucky Ones), this trailer appears to be more of a dark sci-fi thriller than a goofy comedy, which is surprising considering the fact that the screenplay comes from the writer of Mrs. Doubtfire, Freaky Friday, and The Heartbreak Kid. It’s also a bit of a different role for Bradley Cooper, but at this point I’m not sure if DeNiro’s involvement should be considered a good or bad thing. Limitless hits theatres on March 18th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.