This is one of those movies that looks really intriguing… but may be a complete bust. Set in the near future after a terrorist nuclear attack. I can’t quite figure out what the story is actually about, especially after watching the trailer. IMDB’s plot synopsis wasn’t any good, but I got the following from Wikipedia which gives insight to the setting, but not actually what happens.
El Paso and Abilene, Texas have fallen victim to twin nuclear attacks on July 4, 2005 — a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions which sent America into war. The Patriot Act has been upgraded to a new agency known as US-IDENT, which keeps constant tabs on citizens — even to the extent of censoring the internet and using fingerprints in order to access computers and bank accounts. In order to be able to respond to a newfound fuel scarcity, the German company Treer designs a generator of inexhaustible energy which is propelled by ocean currents. Unbeknownst to them, the generators alter the currents and cause Earth to spiral out of control through space, ripping holes in the fabric of space and time.
In Los Angeles, a city on the brink of chaos, we follow the criss-crossed destinies of Boxer Santaros (Dwayne Johnson), an action film actor stricken with amnesia; Krysta Now (Sarah Michelle Gellar), ex-porn star in the midst of reconverting; and twin brothers Roland and Ronald Taverner (both played by Seann William Scott), whose destinies — on one evening — become intertwined with that of all mankind.
The cast looks really interesting, featuring Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, Seann William Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Justin Timberlake, Mandy Moore, John Larroquette, and Jon Lovitz.
Here is the trailer from Apple.com.
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Some film clips from MovieWeb (sorry, couldn’t embed here).
And Sci-Fi Wire reports they are thinking of making a prequel to it!
I’m intrigued. What do you think?