New Regency has released a trailer for its upcoming In Time film. In the movie - which features Justin Timberlake and Olivia Wilde - aging has been cured, with the monetary economy replaced by "time-wealth"
So when a person in this world can no longer afford more time, they simply die.
Though not a new idea, it’s an interesting concept, and may be the first time it’s been explored in a big budget thriller.
The concept reduces the idea of wealth and power to its most rudimentary basics, and serves to explore the psychology of greed and selfishness.
This is the first time Timberlake has been put into a role like this, so it will be interesting to see if he can pull it off.
The official synopsis in thus:
When Will Salas is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way to bring down a system where time is money – literally – enabling the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, and steal enough minutes to make it through another day.
In addition to Timberlake, In Time stars Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Vincent Kartheiser, Johnny Galecki, Alex Pettyfer, and Matthew Bomer.
In Time is directed by Andrew Niccol and will be released this October.
New Regency has also opened the official website today with a lot more information about the film.