Finally the Australian film Predestination will be making it to the States. The Aussie Spierig Brothers direct this loose adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s short story “All You Zombies.” Bringing some genre street cred to this independent film is Gattaca’s Ethan Hawke as the lead. Hawke is a time travel agent in the business of preventing crimes before they happen, and in good film noir fashion he is on his final case to hunt down that one criminal who got away.
If the plot sounds familiar, it should. Predestination is just the latest entry in the sci-fi time travel trope, in the vein of the Philip K. Dick inspired films The Adjustment Bureau, Paycheck, and Minority Report, and the Bruce Willis/Emily Blunt rollercoaster ride Looper.
Predestination was filmed in Melbourne, and comes from that same stylized sci-fi tradition that brought us the cool post-apocalypse film The Quiet Earth. Released in Australia back on August 28, 2014, it finally has a U.S. release date.
After the break, check out the trailer for Predestination:
The film co-stars Sarah Snook and Noah Taylor (Edge of Tomorrow, Game of Thrones). If that’s not the voice of John Malkovich as the bomber, they certainly found someone whose voice was pretty close.
Predestination hits U.S. theaters January 9, 2015.