They took Robert A. Heinlein’s time-travel story All You Zombies and turned it into an Australian movie called Predestination, and it will be out in January. This segment is the first 7 minutes of the film, just enough to give you a feel for the rhythm and mood of this rendering of the story. The tale is more twisted than Heinlein usually got, except when he was mucking about in time. Thanks to io9 for the heads up on this one.
With time travel at the core of the story, Terminator Genisys is poised for a reboot in ways orther movies haven’t been able to touch, spinning off its own parallel timeline as part of the acknowledged plot. I loved the first two films in the franchise, the ones after not so much. This trailer makes me want to be in the theaters for a Terminator movie for the first time in a long while; hope to see you there. Too bad we have to wait until July of next year.
It is now called Project Almanac, but when I first blogged about it back in January the name was Welcome to Yesterday. It does look like it could be a very interesting time travel movie, fully grounded in the law of unintended consequences. Of course, it might just collapse into a horror type film as well; we will find out on January 30th.
Outlander is the story of Claire Randall, a girl from 1945 who suddenly jumps to 1743, not exactly what she was expecting. She is forced to marry Jamie, a young Scottish warrior, but she is an already married combat nurse in 1945, which she may or may not be able to go back to. The show is based on Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling books, and put together by Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore. It kicks of on Starz on August 9th. If you’re going to be at the San Diego Comic Con you can enter a drawing at the Starz site to attend the world premiere screening there to take place on July 25th.
Live. Die. Repeat. Edge of Tomorrow looks quite tasty, with an excellent combat by time loop premise that is familiar to everyone who ever played any one of hundreds of MMO War Games. Although watching Tom Cruise do a series of science fiction movies is about as disconcerting as watching Keanu Reeves do a series of Asian Martial Arts films.
It came out at the beginning of last week, so you have probably seen this already. About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, with a stellar cast and some great production team members. And did you notice who wrote it? It should be along come October, I fully intend to see this one on the big screen.