Hugh Jackman explores memories in epic sci-fi reminiscence
The sci-fi genre can often seem tired and mundane these days. There are only a limited number of ways we can spell the demise of civilization as we know it on screen before the eyes start to freeze. But one way or another, the directorial debut of Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy – Reminiscence starring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson and Thandiwe Newton – promises to be very refreshing despite the presence of some familiar elements encountered in the likes of Christopher Nolan Start.
Jackman takes center stage as Nicolas “Nick” Bannister – a tough and lonely “private investigator” living in the near future of rising sea levels in Miami and specializing in a rather dangerous field: giving people the chance. to relive and recover all the memories they desire. using military approved technology.
“Nostalgia has become a way of life… nothing is more addicting than the past,” Jackman’s Nick can be heard saying in the trailer above.
“We are going to take a trip through memory. All you have to do is follow my voice.
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Nick’s life is turned upside down when he meets a mysterious young client named Mae (played by Ferguson). What begins as a simple matter of the lost and found quickly turns into a passionate love story. When Mae goes missing and the memories of another client implicate him in a series of violent crimes, Bannister is plunged into murky waters and tasked with uncovering the dark truth.
Joy, who also wrote the screenplay, will be joined by Westworld co-creator and husband Jonathan Nolan (whose older brother is the king himself, Christopher Nolan). In addition to this exciting latest collaboration as well as their continued success at HBO, Lisa Joy and young Nolan are also on track to adapt the Fall video games in a live action series for Amazon Studios.
“Fall is one of the greatest game series of all time, ”noted Joy and Nolan in a press release.
“Each chapter of this incredibly imaginative story has cost us countless hours that we could have spent with our family and friends. So we’re incredibly excited to team up with Todd Howard and the rest of the brilliant fools of Bethesda to bring this massive, subversive and dark and funny universe to life with Amazon Studios.
Reminiscence starring Hugh Jackman, Thandiwe Newtown and Rebecca Ferguson hits theaters and streaming on August 20 – watch the trailer above.