Lately, I've been spending less and less time on any sort of social media platforms, taking a mental health break from all the shouting at one another in the void. As such, I'm just catching up on the whole Vero kerfuffle, where folks apparently signed up for a new and improved Instagram (or whatever), but then you guys Milkshake Duck'd that shit with a quickness because the CEO was in league with the Russians (or whatever, I honestly can't keep up). To tell the truth, another social media platform where we give away all our personal data seems like a bad idea to begin with, so Duck away, I suppose!
Anyway, it looks like writer/director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, In Time) agrees with me to a certain extent, as his latest sci-fi thriller Anon revolves around a futuristic dystopia where even your personal memories are recorded, and time (at least as we know it) ceases to exist.
Starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried, the main plot involves:
"In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland (Owen) stumbles onto a young woman (Seyfried) who appears to have subverted the system and disappeared. She has no identity, no history and no record. Sal realizes it may not be the end of crime but the beginning. Known only as The Girl, Sal must find her before he becomes the next victim."
Now, there's a trailer for Niccol's latest, which looks pretty intriguing. Take a look:
Granted, In Time was a mess (and one of the few films Roger Deakins shot that actually looks bad), but die hard Gattaca Stans (such as Ms. Emily Sears) will no doubt be lining up to see if Niccol can return to that former sci-fi glory.
Anon hits the UK this May, and then drops on Netflix in the US later this year.