Science Fiction. Everyone loves it. Even if they pretend that they don’t. Which is lucky for you as we’ve got 3 Sci-Fi updates for those who are nervously sitting at their keyboard waiting for their next big hit. Ahem. So here we’ve got a preview for the Joseph Gordon-Levitt title Looper, the first 5 minutes of the Guy Pearce action vehicle Lockout, the Total Recall remake trailer starring Colin Farrell, and a brief clip from the Avengers. So what are you waiting for? Get scrolling!
Everyone loves a bit of Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt – so throw them all into the same film and add a sci-fi twist, and you’ve got a surefire winner in LOOPER! Here is the first preview available:
And here is the first trailer!
“In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a “looper” – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good… until the day the mob decides to “close the loop,” sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels. Ram Bergman and James D. Stern produce.”
Lockout doesn’t boast the most original idea in the world — it’s essentially one man breaks into an unbreakable place to rescue the Presidents daughter. But before you say you’ve seen it all before – you’re missing the important bit here… Guy Pearce. The excellent (and underrated) actor is here in full badass/smartass mode as Agent Snow, a former government agent who’s wrongly been convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. He’s offered a chance to go free, if he can save the president’s daughter (Maggie Grace) from violent inmates at a maximum security prison – and here comes the Sci Fi – in SPACE!
If you’re still unconvinced, the first 5 minutes have appeared online in a preview.
Oh no! Another remake that looks… oh… it looks like it might be ok. Not many were asking for a remake but hey we’ve got one. Here Colin Farrell stars in the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger, and he is caught (maybe) between his memory and true past, as well as between Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel. Watch the trailer below as well as a commentary of it afterwards!
Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.
We’ve seen a fair bit of the Avengers so far, but not much of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team that will be backing them. One of the new characters involved is Cobie Smulders who plays S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill, who works with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). Here is a quick clip of here in action: