In the upcoming sci-fi thriller Reminiscence, Hugh Jackman plays a private investigator, and not just any private investigator, but the private investigator of the mind. A what? Yes, that’s a thing. In the future.
Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy wrote, directed and co-produced Reminiscence which follows Jackman’s character as he tries to help clients access lost memories. After one of the clients, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson — The Greatest Showman reunion alert!) disappears, Bannister uncovers a violent conspiracy.
In the just-released trailer, we learn that because the world has gone to shit (rising sea levels, wars) and “there wasn’t a lot to look forward to, so people began looking back,” says Bannister in the voiceover. “Nothing is more addictive than the past.” And addiction is a destructive force.
Judging from the preview, Reminiscence has the look and feel of a Christopher Nolan mind-shagging epic where nothing is what it appears to be. (FYI: Joy is married to Jonathan Nolan, Chris’ younger brother; Jackman worked with the Nolans on The Prestige.) Given its scale and scope, the movie begs to be seen on the big screen.
The movie, which opens in Singapore cinemas on Aug 18, also stars Daniel Wu, Cliff Curtis, Roma’s Marina de Tavira, and Westworld alums Thandie Newton and Angela Sarafyan.
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