I’ve been pretty interested in Andrew Niccol’s next film In Time ever since it was first announced under the (admittedly terrible) working titles I’m.mortal and Now. The director of Gattaca and Lord of War is known for coming up with some pretty interesting concepts, although they don’t always turn out to be masterpieces (ahem… S1m0ne). This time around he has imagined a future world here time really is money — after the age of 25, people must work to buy themselves more time, and if they run out they die. The rich can essentially live forever while the rest of the population’s days are numbered.
Justin Timberlake stars as a poor young man who inherits a fortune from a dead upper class man and finds himself on the run from the police force (known as “time keepers”). Cillian Murphy plays one of the time keepers, while the supporting cast also includes Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde and Alex Pettyfer. While the premise seems interesting, the footage that they just premiered at SDCC doesn’t appear to go much deeper than a generic action-thriller. It all seems a little bit corny, although if they go over the top with it like Repo Men, I might be on board. What do you think, does this look like a winner? In Time hits theatres on Oct. 28th; check out the extended comic-con trailer after the jump.