Comic-Con 2011: IN TIME shows promise with new trailer

Kristal Bailey

by: Kristal Bailey
July 22nd, 2011

The often title challenged flick IN TIME got its Comic-Con debut yesterday and Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and Andrew Niccol were on hand to excite the masses.

IN TIME is an action/thriller and the child of GATTACA, the genetic engineering has just gotten better. In this world, you stop aging at 25 and then only have 1 year left unless you can buy, trade, or steal more. The rich can live forever, while the poor die too soon. With this system, the world doesn’t really evolve because the poor have no time to invent anything new and the rich have no incentive or motivation to do so either.

Keep reading to find out how you cast a world that doesn’t age and see the new trailer.

What was the casting process like for this?
Niccol: I had to look for new souls and old souls because everyone looks like they’re 25, but they’re actually anywhere from 25 – 105 years old. It was a challenge because you couldn’t just find an old character actor to fill a grouchy old man type of character in the background, you had to find that spirit in a 25 year old actor and you had to do it across the board.

How did you get involved in to this movie?
Timberlake: I was a huge fan of GATTACA and THE TRUMAN SHOW, and Andrew just called me up. I loved DIE HARD and other action movies like it because they are about ordinary guys who are thrown into extraordinary challenges have to live up to that. That’s how Andrew sold me on it, since this character goes through much of that.

What was it like to do all the action in this movie?
Seyfried: It never stops! It was actually a bit painful to run in heels. It was tough to keep up sometimes, and I’m sure there are scenes where if I hadn’t been holding on to Justin’s hand I would have fallen down.

There’s an amazing cast in place for this film, how was it working with Cillian Murphy and Olivia Wilde?
Timberlake: He’s brilliant. He has such a utilitarian presence in this role that he hasn’t played before. It was great to work with him. And Olivia Wilde plays my mother, but she’s actually 2-3 years younger, which was a head trip. But it worked out because Andrew had such a complete, detailed vision of this world that you believe it.

See the trailer that debuted at Comic-Con below!

This action packed sci-fi hits theaters on October 28, 2011

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