Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The Adjustment Bureau Trailer Dropped Today
The story follows a man who glimpses the future Fate has planned for him and realizes he wants something else. To get it, he must pursue the only woman he's ever loved across, under and through the streets of modern-day New York. On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)--a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.
If you read my stuff, you'd know I have a penchant for Blunt, 'cuz... oh man, too many reasons. She's invigoratingly sexy, and real good in front of the camera too. Nolfi, who is primarily a writer, has written the wonderful, intricate, quick-witted and funny (and slightly pretentious and self-absorbed) Ocean's Twelve. He also penned The Sentinel, and co-wrote The Bourne Ultimatum with Tony Gilroy. Gilroy went on from writing to directing too, with the Oscar robbed, Michael Clayton. So let's see if Nolfi can pull off as good a hit. From the trailer, it looks slick, smart, and well crafted. Even though I'm not going for it for a few reasons (sorta get's a little hokey, but that's Philip K. Dick for ya). Just watch the thing. If Damon isn't running from government men and shouting orders to someone he can save, he just ain't happy son.
The story is loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short story, "Adjustment Team". The cast includes Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, She Hate Me), John Slattery (Howard Stark, Mad Men), and Terence Stamp (So much shit but, the blind dude in Electra and General Zod from Superman II should suffice).
Well, I'll be following this, even though it comes out, September 17th, it's sure to have one or more egg's dropped in the trades worth reporting.
Now without further adieu, Damon's finest work and the biggest Oscar-Snub ever.